DALLAS — Anytime a cop hits their beat, they never know when someone out there will threaten their life.
Well, Dickey’s “Barbecue Boots and Badges” foundation is out to relieve some of those fears, with their new Invest In A Vest initiative.
“We are dedicated to helping officers, our first responders, and their families,” said the founder of Barbecue, Boots and Badges, Maureen Dickey.
Today, the foundation donated enhanced bulletproof vest plates to the Dallas Police Gang Unit, that are capable of withstanding rifle fire like what they faced in last July’s attack. Read more
The Telor Tactical Go Band takes the idea of a simple go bag and places it on your waist. By go bag I don’t mean a Get home bag or a Bug out bag, but a simple bag with some extra mags, a good knife, and some basic medical gear. If you keep a long gun in the vehicle preferably your bag would have an option for extra rifle, or shotgun ammo. You may also choose to keep a bigger handgun in the bag than your traditional EDC and some mags for it. All that goes with on this belt. Using a belt for mounting gear isn’t new, but it has had a resurgence. Nearly everyone in my squad in Afghanistan moved most of their gear to belts for a variety of reasons. Most often it’s of access and how easy and fast the belt could be put on and taken off when crossing rivers. Read more
A GROUP of year six children from Halwin School enjoyed a slightly unusual trip to a Coastline Housing development site at Rame Cross, near Penryn.
The visit, hosted by builders 3MS Construction, was designed to give the children an overview of how, and why, new homes are built for local communities. After donning some hard hats and hi-vis vests for a tour of the construction site and a talk from site manager Neil Purdy about the building process, they then had a discussion with Coastline’s Karen Goldup and Liz Bracelin about how and why housing schemes are developed. Read more
The Quezon City government has donated 50 patrol cars and 800 bulletproof vests to the Quezon City Police District (QCPD).
“I requested first for an inventory of malfunctioning cars so we could replace it,” said Mayor Bautista
Mayor Herbert Bautista led the turnover of 50 patrol cars by the Quezon City government at Camp Karingal.
The donation is the local government’s expression of support for the government’s effort to suppress crimes.
Meanwhile, the Quezon City government also vows to donate 500 9mm Glock pistols, and 150 tricycles for police patrol.
When in uniform, all 171 Denton police officers are required to wear bulletproof vests. And Police Chief Lee Howell said it’s one of the most expensive and important pieces of equipment the department provides.
After the July 7 shooting in downtown Dallas, where a gunman fatally shot five Dallas police officers, state lawmakers have proposed a $25 million grant program to help fund bulletproof vests for all patrol officers in Texas.
DETROIT (AP) — Union officials say ballistic vests purchased for Detroit firefighters and emergency technicians aren’t right for the job because they don’t protect against stabbings.
The Detroit Fire Fighters Association has filed two grievances with the Michigan Employment Relations Commission, The Detroit News (http://detne.ws/2tlIGvn ) reported. The union argues that Detroit Fire Commissioner Eric Jones circumvented the workers’ contract by purchasing the vests without discussing it with the union or a committee of department and union officials.
Jones said he bought the right vests. He said vests that protect against stabbings are cumbersome, and that bulletproof vests provide defense from most attacks with sharp objects. Read more
WATERLOO — An Iowa body armor manufacturer with local ties has been invited to the White House to represent the state in a “Made in America” event hosted by President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence.
RMA Armament, co-owned by former Dysart officer and U.S. Marine Corps veteran Blake Waldrop and Burke “Skeet” Miehe of American Pattern & CNC Works in Waterloo-Cedar Falls, is to be featured at the White House event Monday, along with other firms from around the country, the duo said.
“Very few companies have been invited, so I’m humbled and excited,” Waldrop said. He and other manufacturers will set up a display on the south lawn of the White House. He received the invitation from White House staff Thursday morning. Read more
Central Lake Armor Express, Inc. (“Armor Express”), a leading manufacturer and distributor of high-performance body armor solutions, announced today the expansion of its advanced ballistic systems, carriers, helmets, rifle plates and other related accessories to support the growing need for personal protection by Fire and EMS officers. Armor Express will demonstrate its latest products in Booth #5363 at the 2017 Fire Department Instructor’s Conference (FDIC International), slated for April 26-29 at the Indiana Convention Center & Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Read more
Air Force cadet Hayley Weir had an idea that turned out to be a game changer. “It was just the concept of going out there and stopping a bullet with something that we had made in a chemistry lab.”
The 21-year-old Weir approached Air Force Academy Assistant Professor Ryan Burke with the idea. He was skeptical.
“I said, ‘I’m not really sure this is going to work, the body armor industry is a billion-plus-dollar industry,” he noted. Read more
HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. (WNCN) — During a drug bust in Orange County, investigators say they seized over a dozen firearms to include semi-automatic rifles, semi-automatic handguns, hundreds of rounds of ammunition, 3 ballistic vests and over 90 grams of Cocaine from Daryl Crawford’s home.
In addition to the number of firearms and ammunition in the home, the three bullet proof vests concerned them.
“One of my biggest concerns is that being used against us should a force-on-force situation occur,” said Brandon Wilkerson, an investigator with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office. Read more