At The Safariland Group, saving lives is not just our job, it’s our culture. The Safariland Group SAVES Club® is dedicated to those who risk their lives in the line of duty everyday. With more than 3,000* recorded “SAVES”, and more than 1880 of them The Safariland Group Saves, its no wonder why approximately 2 out of every 3 officers saved in the line of duty chose The Safariland Group products as their fighting platform. *According to DuPont™
WHAT IS THE THE SAFARILAND GROUP SAVES CLUB?
The SAVES Club® recognizes a group of individuals who, during the line of duty, experienced a life-threatening incident where their armor or gear made by The Safariland Group, contributed to saving their lives. Our SAVES Club® members become advocates for the law enforcement community, expressing the importance of wearing body armor, as well as providing other safety tips derived from their own experience. From the manufacturing floor to the company's president, we embrace our SAVES and honor the dedication and commitment they exhibit every day – Together, We Save Lives.™
WHAT QUALIFIES AS A “SAVE”?
The list of events a SAVE may experience can be unlimited; however, many of our SAVES have experienced ballistic impact events, which have tested the performance of our armor products, while others have experienced equally traumatic vehicular, stab, blunt trauma, or other events. Whatever the situation, The Safariland Group is proud to have provided trusted, quality products that meet our goal of saving lives. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Save #1900, Sgt. Michael Kelling, Edwardsville Police Department, Edwardsville, Kansas
On September 3, 2014, Sgt. Michael Kelling and his partner responded to a call regarding a person causing a disturbance. Upon their arrival, Sgt. Kelling and his partner attempted to talk with the suspect but as Sgt. Kelling approached, the suspect turned toward him with a kitchen knife and slashed him in the neck.
SAVE #1899, Officer J.D. Calhoun of the Houston Police Department, Houston, TX
On August 13, 2014, Officer J.D. Calhoun of the Houston Police Department was dispatched to a call regarding a suspicious person with a weapon. Upon arrival at the scene, Officer Calhoun and his partner located the suspect, who then fled on foot.
SAVE #1904, Deputy Jeff Wilson of the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department, Forsyth, GA
On September 13, 2014, deputies from the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department responded to a call of a suicidal individual. As deputies arrived on scene, they were confronted by the suspect who immediately opened fire.
SAVE #1905, Captain Kevin Malone of the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office SRT, Winnemucca, NV
On October 20, 2010, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Special Response Team (SRT) was activated to respond to an incident involving a group of local and federal officers that had been fired upon by an assailant squatting on federal land.