On August 19, 2015, Officer Kevin Parker Jr. was on patrol investigating a prowler call on Bell School Road when he observed a suspicious individual. The suspect ran in front of his patrol car and, when Officer Parker ordered the suspect to stop, the suspect charged him.
Officer Parker began to draw his service weapon and a struggle ensued for control of the 9mm handgun. The suspect was able to shoot Officer Parker twice; once in the shoulder and once in the chest. Though shot twice, Officer Parker regained full control of his service weapon and the suspect fled the scene.
Officer Parker was rushed to the emergency room where he was treated for the gunshot wound to his shoulder. It was discovered that the 9mm shot to his chest was stopped by his ABA® XT02 Level IIIA armor.
True to our motto – “Together, We Save Lives,” Officer Kevin Parker Jr. was recently sized for his new armor at Barney’s Police Supply by, none other than, his father Kevin Parker Sr. Officer Parker has since returned to full duty.
We welcome Officer Kevin Parker Jr., SAVE #1928, to The Safariland Group SAVES CLUB®.