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 #1920, Officer Jimmy Wilson of the Knoxville Police Department, Knoxville, TN.
On May 20, 2015, Officer Jimmy Wilson of the Knoxville Police Department was at a hotel when he identified a vehicle that was carjacked by a suspect from an earlier shootout in the Miami-Dade area of Florida. Along with his back-up officers, Officer Wilson knocked on the hotel door which they believed to be occupied by the suspect. The suspect opened the door and shot Officer Wilson in the chest and retreated back into his room. The Special Operations team was called in and the suspect eventually surrendered.
SAVE #1908, Deputy Jeremy McCullen of the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office Special Response Team, Livingston, LA
On March 10, 2015 members of the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office Special Response Team were executing a narcotics search warrant where a suspect was armed with two handguns.
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 #1913, Officer David Muniz of the Cleveland Division of Police, Cleveland, OH
On March 10, 2015, a woman arrived at the 4th District Headquarters of the Cleveland Division of Police after fleeing her apartment. The woman reported that her boyfriend was armed and threatening her and her landlord.
SAVE #1914, Lt. Stephen Dale Trogdon of the Randolph County Sheriff’s Department, Randolph County, NC
Deputies from the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a suicidal suspect. When the deputies arrived, they were met at the front door by the suspect’s mother.