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    Officer Wounded III

    Bulletproof vest spares cop in shoot-out



    December 19, 2008


    BY JENNIFER SABELLA AND LISA DONOVAN Staff Reporters
    A Chicago Police officer's bulletproof vest saved him from serious injury Thursday night in an apparent shoot-out on the Far South Side.
    The unidentified officer was hit about 8:30 p.m. in the 13400 block of South Burley, police news affairs Officer John Mirabelli said.
    The bullet hit his vest, preventing serious injury. He was not hospitalized, said Chicago Fire Department media affairs director Larry Langford.
    The alleged shooter suffered life-threatening injuries and was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Langford said.
    Police released few details about what prompted the shooting. The Independent Police Review Authority was investigating, said spokesman Mark Payne.

    Be safe out there wear your vests. Speedy recovery for this Police Officer.
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    Hope he recovers quickly.

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    I think Chicago may reclaim it's title as the most dangerous city.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtaylor View Post
    I think Chicago may reclaim it's title as the most dangerous city.
    Amen. Glad the officer was wearing his ballistic vest.
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    Glad he had his vest and I wish him a speedy recovery.
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    Thank god he had his vest on! Well wishes for a Speedy Recovery!

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    This is not the way to start off 2009. Get well soon.


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