On October 23, 2020, Deputies and officers responded to a domestic situation. Upon their arrival, they found the armed suspect barricaded in a residence, who then began to fire at the officers. Communication was established with the suspect who was neither cooperative nor willing to surrender. The decision was made to introduce less lethal munitions to hopefully persuade the suspect to surrender. The Covington County Incident Response Team began the entry and the suspect immediately opened fire. The team took multiple rounds on their shield and returned fire wounding the suspect enabling them to take him into custody. The suspect was transported to the hospital where he was stabilized and then charged with multiple felonies. No members of the Incident Response Team were injured. Their PROTECH® Intruder® G2 Shield stopped all of the .22 Rifle rounds.
We welcome Shield Operator Al McGraw, SAVE #2100, to The Safariland Group SAVES CLUB®.