Kevlar is not cool

Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at 6:13 am

Worn your bullet-proof vest lately? Probably not…At our department, we wore them on the job. The vests were low profile but definitely dense. Sitting at the ballpark (again) this weekend, feeling sweat drip down my back, I was reminded of a hot July night when I was pretty sure I was going to die. A little thing turned into something big, so big that another department from a neighboring county finally showed up for backup. Alone, surrounded by scores of rowdy, drunk people, my 40 cal Glock and kevlar were my only allies for what seemed like a very long time. The cotton T-shirt I wore beneath my vest was drenched past the point of saturation because I could feel the droplets of sweat streaming down my chest.

Obviously I survived (there’s more about that night in my book), and although kevlar isn’t cool, it is oh so very cool.

Categories: On the Job

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