November 17, 2015

Deputy receives visit from bullet proof vest maker


Ed Hinchey, a Technical Specialist with the company Safariland, stopped by the Sheriff’s headquarters building Thursday to meet with Deputy Josh Gordon, whose life was saved when his Safariland vest stopped a bullet October 24th.

As a new addition to their Safariland “Saves” Club, Deputy Gordon will receive bullet proof vests free of charge for the rest of his career. He is the 1,930th life saved by a Safariland vest.

He and Sheriff Rick Ramsay also received plaques commemorating the save, and Deputy Gordon received a number of other gifts from the company in recognition of his heroism under fire.


Pictured, left to right, Major Chad Scibilia, Sheriff Ramsay, Deputy Gordon, Safariland representative Ed Hinchey, Deputy David Lariz (Gordon’s partner the night it happened), and Colonel Lou Caputo.

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