On August 14, 2021 Investigator Michael Rokaitis of the Street Gang Unit was assisting in the service of a search warrant. During the search, a suspect opened fire with a .45 ACP handgun. Investigator Rokaitis was hit once in the right chest and once off the armor in the lower abdomen. His Safariland® XT03 Level IIIA armor stopped the round to his chest, but the round to his abdomen resulted in an above-the-knee amputation of his leg. The suspect was arrested at the scene and charged with attempted murder of a police officer.
Investigator Rokaitis is undergoing physical therapy for his injuries.
We welcome Investigator Michael Rokaitis, SAVE #2123, to The Safariland GroupSAVES Club®