Sunday, June 22, 2014

Body Armor

 http://www.lawofficer.com/article/news/pioneer-chemist-who-invented-k

Stephanie Kwolek was a lady chemist working for DuPont and she created the synthesis of the first liquid crystal polymer and the invented DuPont Kevlar.  As a result thousands of police and soldiers have had their lives saved when they have been shot.

This inventor died recently and I think it is fitting that we remember this woman who saved the lives of many of our brothers in blue.  Soft body armor has been a revolutionary development in law enforcement.

Despite the development of soft body armor, there are still some officers who will not wear armor.  It's too hot, it's too inflexible, it's too expensive.  I agree with all of those complaints and yet, I always wear my armor.  It's better than taking a bullet; that's what the SGT Says.

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