On December 27, 2015, The St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office Special Response Team was called to a barricaded suspect in Franklin, Louisiana. While Detective Dustin Kennedy and Detective Minh Ngo took cover on the perimeter behind a Protech® Tactical Intruder™ G2™ Shield, the suspect emerged from the front door and opened fire with a rifle.
The shield took one round and, as the detectives returned fire, they attempted to move to cover as their position was compromised.
Detective Ngo was hit by 00 Buckshot in his left knee and 7mm Remington Magnum shot in his upper right thigh outside the shield. The detectives moved to a nearby ditch to render aid to Detective Ngo and the Louisiana State Police took over the scene soon after.
Neither detective was harmed by the round that struck the shield. Detective Kennedy is back to work and Detective Ngo is still undergoing physical therapy for the injuries to his legs. The suspect was later taken into custody by the Louisiana State Police after a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
We welcome Detective Dustin Kennedy, SAVE #1945, and Detective Minh Ngo, SAVE #1946 to The Safariland Group SAVES CLUB®.