On Friday, June 14, 1974, SFPD motorcycle officer Hooper observed a vehicle run a red light. Hooper gave chase and stopped the vehicle, parking his cycle at the rear of the car. Hooper approached the driver and as he neared the driver’s door, the suspect fired one shot at the officer. The bullet (.38 special, 158g round nose lead) hit the officer one-inch below the center of his chest bone. The suspect then drove off but was later apprehended by fellow officers. Hooper was knocked back from the impact of the direct hit, was shaken, but sustained no injuries.
We welcome Officer Bob Hooper, SAVE #13, to The Safariland Group SAVES CLUB®.