On the evening of October 6, 1977, Officer John Bender was assaulted by a suspect with an “Old Timer” knife. At the time of the assault, Bender was wearing his Second Chance® vest. Bender suffered 6 stab wounds, however, was saved from several knife thrusts to the chest and back. Bender is convinced it was his vest that saved his life.
We welcome Officer John Bender, SAVE #100, to The Safariland Group SAVES CLUB®.