A cold February night in 1976 marks the date that Richard (Dick) Sheehan’s life was saved by his Safariland vest. It was 11:52 p.m., and as a patrolman for the City of Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs Police Department, Dick observed two individuals behind a local business. When they started to run, Dick exited his patrol car and began pursuing them around the corner of the building, where he lost sight of the individuals. That’s when he was shot in the back twice by a .22 cal rifle. The Safariland vest that he was wearing saved his life that night.
We welcome Patrol Officer Richard “Dick” Sheehan as Save #1, The First Safariland Save, to the Safariland Group Saves Club®.