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