This bizarre incident occurred around 3:30 a.m. as Officer Robert Henckel was responding to a reported accident. The accident was a turned over pickup truck in the middle of a road without any lights. The truck was carrying blasting caps and was struck by Henckel at an estimated 65 MPH. The truck driver pulled Henckel from his unit as the blasting caps ignited. Dazed, Henckel thought someone was shooting at him and he dove for cover. Unfortunately the cover he dove for was over a bridge, falling 30-feet to the embankment and finally into the water. This “save” was pinpointed to the initial accident where Henckel was able to exit his vehicle because the Second Chance® vest he was wearing kept him from receiving injury to his chest.
We welcome Officer Robert Henckel, SAVE #437, to The Safariland Group SAVES CLUB®.