Deputy Burns was one of several lawmen responding to a silent alarm with a burglary in progress in a residential neighborhood. As his fellow officers began a perimeter search of the residence, Burns and his backup entered the home through the same door that had been forced open by the burglar. As Burns slowly walked down the hallway, his flashlight picked up a glint of a metal gun barrel aimed at his head. Quickly, he hit the barrel with his flashlight just as the muzzle flashed. The .38 slug hit him in the arm throwing him to the floor. As he lay on the floor drawing his weapon, another shot hit him in the middle of the chest, striking his Second Chance® vest. Burns, while lying on the floor, and his back up returned fire at his assailant striking him several times.
We welcome Officer Robert Burns, SAVE #197, to The Safariland Group SAVES CLUB®.