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Week 408
October 24, 2008

Editor's Note:

More than 3,000 officers have been “saved from fatal or potentially disabling injuries by body armor” since 1987 according to data from the IACP, yet as many as half of this country’s police officers choose to not wear protective armor “all or part of the time.” Last week we reported that 57 officers were feloniously murdered in 2007, and in an article from the USA Today this morning it was starkly pointed out that among those police officers murdered, more than one-third were not wearing body armor.

We at PoliceOne want you to be safe. Please, armor up.

— Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Senior Editor

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Officers put themselves at risk by not wearing vests



Warren Police Department Patrolman Matt Milne removes his Second Chance Body Armor Ultimax bullet-resistant vest after his shift. (AP Photo)


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