Officer Belmontes was involved in an automobile accident. His injuries were so servere that he was placed in a medically induced coma for one month. The surgeries during this time one to reposition his stomach from the chest area back into the abdomen and another to repair a small tear in his aorta. He also received a broken arm, three broken ribs and a collapsed lung. His physician told him that normally injuries of this severity result in death but the fact that he was wearing his protective vest likely saved his life.
We welcome Officer Joe Belmontes, SAVE #1543, to The Safariland Group SAVES CLUB®.