GALLS® Vendor, Point Blank’s Paraclete body armor, credited with saving an officer from a fatal stabbing.
Lexington, Ken. (June 2021) – GALLS, LLC®, the leading distributor of uniforms and equipment to public safety agencies, and private label products, proudly commend Point Blank Enterprises, Inc., a preferred vendor partner, for receiving notification of an “Officer Save” in Georgetown, Kentucky on March 5, 2021.
On March 5th, Georgetown police received a call in regards to a disturbance at an apartment complex. Officer Michael Johnson was the first officer to arrive on the scene. Witnesses informed the officer that the suspect was throwing canned goods at other residents. Officer Johnson knocked on the suspect’s door. The door immediately opened and the 24-year old suspect stabbed the officer just inches from his heart, before running back into his apartment.
The knife tore through Officer Johnson’s shirt, went through the vest carrier, and was stopped by the armor plate. The suspect eventually gave up and was taken into custody.
Just two days before the incident, the Georgetown officers were issued the vests made by Point Blank and provided by GALLS.
“It sends chills down my spine every time I talk about it because the timing was perfect,” Captain Josh Nash of the Georgetown Police stated in response to the arrival of the armor plates.
“The Georgetown Police Officer Save case is just one example of how serious we at GALLS take serving our customers,” Mike Fadden, CEO of GALLS, explained. “Every order is carefully audited and reviewed before shipping to ensure the correct product is getting to our first responders. Orders are then expedited because we know that any product could be the one critical piece that saves an officer’s life. Our team at GALLS is grateful that Officer Johnson avoided any injury and we thank him for his service.”
GALLS Regional Account Executive for Kentucky, Erica Agnew, attended the award ceremony for Officer Johnson, held at the Georgetown Police Department. “It’s a moment like this, that really makes me proud to be part of the GALLS team.”
Point Blank awarded GALLS “Vendor of the Year” for 2020.
Lexington, Kentucky-based GALLS, LLC® is “Proud to Serve America’s Public Safety Professionals.” Together with its subsidiaries, GALLS represent the largest distributor of uniform and equipment to public safety personnel, including police, fire, EMS, private security, corrections, federal/military, and postal. Each year, more than one million men and women in the public safety, postal, and public transportation industries depend on GALLS for their essential and robust selection of equipment and apparel, ranging from customized uniforms, sunglasses, and boots/shoes to body armor, handcuffs, medical kits, and light bars. Founded in 1967, GALLS is a trusted resource for fast, convenient, and reliable public safety equipment, supplies, and gear. GALLS is headquartered in Lexington, KY, and boasts an associate team of 1500-plus based throughout the United States that services customers through an award-winning national catalog, convenient eCommerce site, more than 125 dedicated sales reps, 80 locations, and the eQuip agency online solution. Learn more at www.galls.com.