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Occupational Uses For Body Armor

  • Saved Officer Explains Need to Wear a BulletProof Vest

    There are some officers who do not realize how important it is to keep their bulletproof vest on throughout their entire shift. Many officers choose to take their vest off until they think that they are approaching a risky situation. That is never a good idea because no one can ever know where danger lurks. Officer Justin Conley can attest to the importance of wearing a bulletproof vest through the duration of a shift.

    During a break, Officer Conley decided to go out to the station parking lot for some fresh air. While he was outside, a group of individuals ambushed him. Instead of being killed during the attack, the bulletproof vest that he was wearing protected him and ultimately saved his life. If he had taken the vest off because he thought he was safe at the station, he would not be alive to tell his story today. Continue reading

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  • EPA Agents Require Body Armor in Alaska

    Water pollution has been a big issue in the state of Alaska for many years. Ordinances such as the Clean Water Act have played a role in protecting the marine life on the coast of the state. In late August, agents of the Alaska Environmental Crimes Task Force converged on several mines around the Alaskan town of Chicken. Apparently, their focus may have been there to check section 404 violations of discharges into the neighboring rivers, lakes and oceans. Sufficient body armor was required for the investigation.

    According to the Alaska Dispatch: “Both Alaska U.S. Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Mark Begich have inquired into the task force’s actions. Congressman Don Young is also looking into it. They have been having a difficult time getting straight answers from the EPA.”

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  • Taxi and Cab Drivers Could Also Need Body Armor

    After multiple knife attacks on taxi and cab drivers, some body armor manufacturers started to make slash and cut resistant clothes, so that these people could be protected from such assaults.

    This body armor is meant to provide appropriate protection to taxi and cab drivers, who frequently have to work alone at night. These people have to deal with likely intoxicated, hostile, and incontrollable individuals.

    Actually, cab and taxi drivers must have been taken care of from the very beginning, because their job often takes them to quite distant locations that can be dangerous and lack cell phone connection. A lot of different people that ride their vehicles can often represent a serious and realistic danger to the driver as well. Continue reading

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