1924 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 #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 #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, 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.
SAVE #1921, Officer Eric Garza of the Houston Police Department, Houston, TX.
On April 2, 2015, Officer Eric Garza and his partner were involved in a vehicle pursuit when the driver got hung up in traffic and fled on foot. The officers then gave chase and Officer Garza’s partner fired at the suspect. The .40 S&W round struck the suspect and also hit Officer Garza at an … Continue reading SAVE #1921, Officer Eric Garza of the Houston Police Department, Houston, TX.
SAVE #1922, Officer Scott Burke of the Beaverton Police Department, Beaverton, OR.
On July 7, 2015, officers from the Beaverton Police Department were dispatched to a mobile home park for a domestic violence call. Upon arrival, the officers observed the suspect at the front door of the residence as he was throwing objects at them. The suspect then moved inside the darkened mobile home and began to … Continue reading SAVE #1922, Officer Scott Burke of the Beaverton Police Department, Beaverton, OR.
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.