During the past couple of months, PoliceOne has been closely following the new body armor standard introduced in July by the NIJ. The new standard, NIJ Standard-0101.06, Ballistic Resistance of Body Armor, is intended to ensure that the vests police officers wear will continue to protect them as the material ages. It also reminds us of the importance of wearing your vest every time you go out on patrol.
Bakersfield Police Officer Dennis Eddy, pictured here at a ceremony held in his honor at the Street Survival Seminar in Anaheim, Calif. in September 2008. Officer Eddy returned to full duty just ten months after he was struck by gunfire in a gang-infested neighborhood in southeast Bakersfield, Calif. Not only did Eddy survive, he was able to put shots downrange at the suspect.
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