this local story is about the Pittsburgh police officer who was shot on Monday and suffered wounds to the abdomen as a result of the bullet penetrating his bullet proof vest manufactured by Second Chance, (the Monarch Level IIA model, which was designed to stop a .40-caliber bullet, the same caliber weapon used on the shooting).
The bullet was NOT a 'cop killer' bullet (coated with teflon or with steel core), rather the bullet proof vest simply failed due to poor quality. If you're the police chief responsible for the security of your men, which vest will you chose? The Second Chance Monarch BPV which doesnt stop bullets (making it simply a vest?) or the Interceptor which stops enemy AK-47 fire in combat?
Thank you for posting the story for me which I mentioned the other day, With second chance there might not be a second chance. Heard rumor their CEO and founder for the past 30 years, Richard Davis resigned. This would put company in turmoil I would think. Considering second chane bid on the military contract, I do not think I would give them a second look considering the performance, delivery & quality of the Interceptor. Also Alleyba is reiterating and is staking reputation on fact that THIS WILL BE RECORD QUARTER OF AT LEAST $53 million+. I would like to see early announcement of earnings.
Last week's failure of the Second Chance Monarch vest is causing "a lot of concern nationally" said Forrest Hills Sgt. Ed Hinchey. Hinchy said that his department has received hundreds of calls from police departments using the second chance vest worn by officer Ed Limbacher when he was shot in the abdomen as a result of a Bullet Proof Vest manufactured by Second Chance failing to work properly.
The officer who was shot will have to live for the rest of his life with a bullet in his abdomen (they were un-able to remove the bullet safely) - this is not an acceptable choice if you consider that functional vests made by DHB industries are available and work better.
Also, the rumors are true. Second Chance Body Armor's President, CEO and Founder, Richard C. Davis, was fired from his position last week (on Thursday). Here is the link: