Bartlett and his partner responded to a domestic argument call involving a female mental patient with priors. The woman, almost a hundred-pounds heavier than Bartlett, lunged at the officers with a large kitchen knife. The knife was wrestled away from her but she was able to grab Bartlett’s partner’s .357 from her holster, point and shoot at Bartlett. The slug hit Bartlett just below his heart. His chest was protected with his Second Chance® armor purchased three years ago on graduating from the academy. Although the blow pushed Bartlett back, he was able to help his partner regain possession of the magnum and place the assailant in custody.
We welcome Officer Joey Bartlett, SAVE #458, to The Safariland Group SAVES CLUB®.