On October 20, 2010, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Special Response Team (SRT) was activated to respond to an incident involving a group of local and federal officers that had been fired upon by an assailant squatting on federal land.
On scene, the suspect once again opened fire as the SRT attempted to deliver a phone to him. Captain Kevin Malone was struck on his PROTECH® Tactical Model 774 Helmet by a 30.06 round. Captain Malone was knocked to the ground upon being hit but the PROTECH helmet deflected the round and saved his life.
Captain Malone was able to stay in the fight and move with the rest of his team to an area with a tactical advantage. The assailant was mortally wounded in the ensuing gunfight.
We welcome Captain Kevin Malone, SAVE #1905, to The Safariland Group SAVES CLUB®.