For Immediate Release
January 20, 2020
Safariland Group Presents SAVES CLUB Officers and Team Safariland at Live Booth Events During SHOT Show
Safariland invites attendees to join them in honoring of saved officers and to view
Team Safariland product demonstrations
ONTARIO, California – The Safariland Group (“Safariland”), a leading global provider of safety and survivability products designed for the public safety, military, professional and outdoor markets, invites SHOT Show attendees to its booth events throughout the 2020 SHOT Show. They will be honoring two police officers welcomed to The Safariland Group SAVES CLUB® in 2019, and hosting product demonstrations presented by members of Team Safariland. These events will be presented at booth #12762scheduled during the show. Hear personal stories of these officers saved by their armor in the line of duty, meet members of Team Safariland and be on hand for Happy Hour.
SAVES CLUB® Presentation:
Wednesday, January 22 3 – 3:45 p.m.
The Safariland Group SAVES CLUB is made up of individuals, who in the line of duty, experienced a life-threatening incident in which their Safariland armor or gear contributed to saving their lives. Safariland is pleased this year to celebrate the lives of Officer Justin Sanders and Officer William “Taylor” Webb, both officers whose lives were saved in 2019.
SAVE #2065 – Officer Justin Sanders Auburn Police Division, Auburn, AL
Officer Justin Sanders was shot on February 15, 2019 during a stop on a robbery suspect, who opened fire from the passenger seat, then exited the vehicle and continued shooting. Officer Sanders was hit five times – once in the face, twice in the hip and twice on his armor, and his Safariland® Xtreme® XT03 Level II vest stopped both rounds to his torso. After months of physical rehabilitation Officer Sanders returned to duty in late 2019.
SAVE #2067 – Henry County Police Department, McDonough, GA
Officer William “Taylor” Webb responded to an unknown medical call on April 12, 2019. Upon arrival he forced entry to the location in an attempt to render aid to an unconscious woman who was eight months pregnant. As Officer Webb made entry, a male suspect ambushed him and opened fire hitting him twice, once in the hip and once in the chest on his armor, a Safariland® Xtreme® XT03 level II vest. Officer Webb is recovering from the wound to the hip.
Team Safariland Product Demonstrations:
Thursday, January 23 1 – 1:30 p.m.
Team Safariland is comprised of some of the top shooters in the world, and they will be on hand to present product demonstrations, discuss training tips and giveaway free product. After the demos enjoy a meet and greet with team members and take away a signed Team Safariland poster. At the booth will be Keith Garcia, Julie Golob, Doug Koenig, Rob Leatham, Kenda Lenseigne, Bobby McGee, Maggie Reese Voigt, Tom Campbell, and Scott Carnahan.
Happy Hour 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Also, join Safariland Group representatives at Happy Hour events on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Throughout the show, Safariland account managers and product category directors will be available to present products and discuss dealer and distributor programs.
About The Safariland Group
The Safariland Group is a leading global provider of a broad range of safety and survivability products designed for the public safety, military, professional and outdoor markets. The Safariland Group offers a number of recognized brand names in these markets including Safariland® Armor, Duty Gear and Communications, Bianchi®, Defense Technology®, Break Free®, Med-Eng®, Identicator® and NIK®. The Safariland Group’s mission, “Together, We Save Lives®”, is inherent in the lifesaving and protective products it delivers. The Safariland Group is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. The Safariland Group is a trade name of Safariland, LLC.
For more information about The Safariland Group and these products, please visit Safariland.com. Visit Defense-technology.com and Med-Eng.com for information on these brands.
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The Safariland Group
Hope Bianchi Sjursen
Marketing Operations Director