logo for print

Vest saves officer from being impaled


DALLAS — Body armor is designed to shield police from flying bullets. But the protective gear took on an unexpected function late Thursday night after an officer's squad car tangled with a suspected drunk driver in Oak Cliff.

As it turns out, the bulletproof vest is also fence post-proof.

Just before midnight, two squad cars were driving south in the 800 block of Westmoreland Avenue when, police say, the suspect's Chevrolet Tahoe turned in front of them.

One cruiser collided with the SUV; the other police car crashed into a fence.

A six-foot fence post jammed into the chest of Officer Larry Ashley, 30, but his bulletproof vest kept it from impaling him.

Full story

Request product info from top Bulletproof Vests companies

Thank You!

*= required

Error occured while sending data

Join the discussion

Brand focus

Sponsored content
How Safe Life Defense is making body armor more affordable for individuals to purchase

How Safe Life Defense is making body armor more affordable for individuals to purchase

The company offers multi-threat body armor in set sizes to make buying a vest simpler, faster and cheaper

Copyright © 2017 PoliceOne.com. All rights reserved.