On June 27, 2012 the Surprise Police Department’s Tactical Team was serving a search warrant at a residence. After knocking, announcing and breaching the front door, a suspect inside opened fire on the officers. The point man was carrying a PROTECH® Defender shield, Model 2035W, that was struck at least two times while team members returned fire, fatally wounding the suspect. No officers were injured in the incident.
We welcome Detective Jeffery Thurman, Save #1846, to The Safariland Group Saves Club®.