1931 Officers Saved
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ABOUT THE SAFARILAND GROUP SAVES CLUB
The SAVES Club® honors officers who, during the line of duty, experienced a life-threatening incident in which their Safariland Group armor or gear contributed to saving their lives. These heroes become advocates for the law enforcement community, expressing the importance of wearing body armor, providing safety tips derived from their own experience and serving as living proof of the Safariland Group creed: Together, We Save Lives.™
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SAVE #1928, Officer Kevin Parker Jr. of the Corinth Police Department, Corinth, MS.
On August 19, 2015, Officer Kevin Parker Jr. was on patrol investigating a prowler call on Bell School Road when he observed a suspicious individual. The suspect ran in front of his patrol car and, when Officer Parker ordered the suspect to stop, the suspect charged him. Officer Parker began to draw his service weapon … Continue reading SAVE #1928, Officer Kevin Parker Jr. of the Corinth Police Department, Corinth, MS.
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 #1923, Officer & Department Classified
On June 6, 2015, officers recognized a wanted suspect near a levee. As they approached, the suspect fled into a wooded area and they continued to pursue him. The suspect then took an ambush position behind a tree with a pistol-gripped shotgun which was concealed under his clothing. When the officers were approximately 20 feet … Continue reading SAVE #1923, Officer & Department Classified
SAVE #1926, Deputy Jeff Epley of the Choctaw County Sheriff’s Office, Hugo, OK.
On April 23, 2015, officers and deputies responded to a disturbance call involving a 6’5” 290 lb. man in Rufe, Oklahoma shooting with a rifle into his neighbor’s home. Upon arrival, one of the suspect’s vehicles was missing and officers weren’t sure if he’d fled the scene. To determine if the threat was still active, … Continue reading SAVE #1926, Deputy Jeff Epley of the Choctaw County Sheriff’s Office, Hugo, OK.
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 #1924, Deputy Eric Sloan of the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, Aberdeen, MS.
On August 23, 2015, Deputy Eric Sloan pulled a motorcyclist over and asked for identification. The suspect, still on the motorcycle, stood to get his wallet, but instead pulled out a handgun and began firing at the deputy. Instinctively, Deputy Sloan turned away from the threat and the first round hit his ABA® TOC pocket. … Continue reading SAVE #1924, Deputy Eric Sloan of the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, Aberdeen, MS.
SAVE #1930, Deputy Josh Gordon of the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, Key West, FL.
On the night of October 24 in the Florida Keys, Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Josh Gordon was in pursuit of a man wanted for questioning in an armed robbery. The suspect, 25 year old Timothy Thomas, crashed his vehicle into a stop sign. When Deputy Gordon ordered him to exit his car with his … Continue reading SAVE #1930, Deputy Josh Gordon of the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, Key West, FL.
SAVE #1927, Lieutenant Investigator Steve Babcock of the Hugo Police Department, Hugo, OK.
Last week we recognized SAVE #1926; SAVE #1927 was in the same gunfight. On April 23, 2015, Lt. Babcock of the Hugo Police Dept. was called to assist the Choctaw Sheriff’s Department on a disturbance call where a suspect was shooting into his neighbor’s home. A decision was made to breach the suspect’s door and … Continue reading SAVE #1927, Lieutenant Investigator Steve Babcock of the Hugo Police Department, Hugo, OK.
Save #1900, Sgt. Michael Kelling, Edwardsville Police Department, Edwardsville, KS
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.