On March 12, 1981, Trooper Slayton was on an emergency call when a vehicle failed to yield the right-of-way and pulled into his path. Slayton attempted to brake in time, but all that did was force the wheels to lock. Slayton was knocked unconscious upon impact with a bridge abutment. The injuries were confined to Slayton’s head, eye and leg. His chest and abdomen were protected by his Second Chance® vest. According to a doctor at the scene, Slayton had stopped breathing and he was convinced had he not been wearing his vest, he would have sustained injuries that would not have allowed him to be resuscitated.
We welcome Trooper Edward Slayton, SAVE #263, to The Safariland Group SAVES CLUB®.