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November 28, 2009
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Man who made first effective body armor for law enforcement dies

Washington Post

WASHINGTON — Lester Shubin, the Justice Department researcher who turned a DuPont fabric intended for tires into the first truly effective bulletproof vests, saving the lives of more than 3,000 law enforcement officers, died after a heart attack at his Virginia home. He was 84.

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