On August 4, 1980 Officer Patrick Symons was responding to a pursuit call a little after 3 a.m. when he failed to negotiate a sharp “S” turn. The rain slicked highway and Symons” speed of 50-60 MPH did not compliment each other. Symons” unit went into a ditch and struck a concrete culvert. Symons” seven-year-old vest bent the steering wheel breaking the steering column at its dash mount. The engine was pushed to the firewall meeting the center front seat radio console. The impact knocked Symons out but “an ammonia inhalant in my right pocket was crushed upon impact and brought me around to consciousness.”
We welcome Officer Patrick Symons, SAVE #229, to The Safariland Group SAVES CLUB®.