RARA-AVIS: Re: Police-issue body armor

From: Patrick Shawn Bagley ( bagleyps@gwi.net)
Date: 16 Apr 2006


Thanks. That's a helluva story.


--- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, Jack Quick <jquick5342@...> wrote:
> Patrick Bagley wrote:
> Does anyone know if a kitchen "butcher" knife can
> penetrate standard
> police-issue body armor?
> A few years ago, I covered a story in Indiana in which
> a psychotic who had been off his medicine attacked a
> K-9 dog and its handler with a "butcher" knife.
> Although the officer's vest was resistant to the
> attack, the perp slashed both arms severing the
> tendons and rendering the offier helpless.
> Fortunately, another office took the perp down with a
> fatal head shot before he could do more damage.
> Alabama Jack (Who vowed never again to work at a
> newspaper adjacent to the police station - which is
> where this attack took place).
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