On February 10, 2015, Officers of the Memphis Police Department were attempting to locate and arrest a suspect wanted for an aggravated assault. When the suspect was located inside of a residence, he was found armed with a handgun and refused to drop his weapon.
As a gunfight ensued, Officer Thomasson was on an outside perimeter and entered the house to assist. As he neared the area of the shooting, another officer saw the barrel of his shotgun and mistook him for another armed suspect. The officer then fired through the sheet rock wall and Officer Thomasson was hit in the left bicep and left chest.
The suspect was fatally wounded during this gunfight and Officer Thomasson’s ABA® XT02 armor stopped the round to his chest.
We welcome Officer Alan Thomasson, SAVE #1906, to The Safariland Group SAVES CLUB®.