Orlando PD: ‘Kevlar Helmet Saved His Life’

Orlando police credited this kevlar helmet with saving the life of an officer who responded to the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. (Photo courtesy Orlando Police Department.)Orlando police credited this kevlar helmet with saving the life of an officer who responded to the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. (Photo courtesy Orlando Police Department.)

The Orlando Police Department is crediting a Kevlar helmet with saving the life of an officer who responded to the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.

The department on Sunday posted a picture of the officer’s helmet showing damage from being struck by a bullet during the incident. The green paint is chipped, parts of the fabric is torn and there appears to be a small hole.

“Pulse shooting: In hail of gunfire in which suspect was killed, OPD officer was hit. Kevlar helmet saved his life,” the department tweeted on its Twitter account.

The make and model of the helmet wasn’t immediately known.

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