On January 22, 2017, Officer John Lash responded to a domestic disturbance and spoke with the victim. As he moved to talk with the suspect, the suspect drew a handgun and fired multiple rounds at the officer.
Officer Lash was hit one time in his side but was able to stay in the fight and return fire, fatally wounding his assailant.
At the hospital, it was discovered that Officer Lash’s Second Chance® SM01.1 Level II armor stopped the round which hit him in his side. Officer Lash was treated, released and is returning to full duty.
We welcome Officer John Lash, SAVE #1973, to The Safariland Group SAVES CLUB®.