On September 17, 2007, Officer Purdiman tried to stop two shoplifters at a drug store. As she was taking them into custody, the male offender pulled away, but store employees were able to keep him under control. As Officer Purdiman attempted to handcuff the female offender, she also broke away with the Officer in pursuit. During the struggle, the female offender produced a folding knife, slashed the Officer’s vest, and then stabbed her left hand. The female offender then discarded the knife and attempted to flee again. Despite Officer Purdiman’s injury, she continued to pursue the offender. With responding units on the scene, both offenders were taken into custody.
We welcome Officer Pamela Purdiman, SAVE #1691, to The Safariland Group SAVES CLUB®.