Houston police cautioned to add armor after sergeant's death

1 year 11 months 3 weeks ago Wednesday, December 11 2019 Dec 11, 2019 December 11, 2019 12:14 PM December 11, 2019 in News - AP Texas Headlines

HOUSTON - Houston's police chief has urged his officers to wear more body armor on patrol, days after a police sergeant was fatally shot and his bulletproof vest failed to protect him. The Houston Chronicle reports that Police Chief Art Acevedo warned officers on Tuesday to equip themselves with heavy vests over the soft armor designed to block ammunition from most handguns and shotguns. Houston Police Officers' Union President Joe Gamaldi said officer safety is key and encouraged all officers to wear the vest and armor. Sgt. Christopher Brewster was killed Saturday while responding to a domestic violence call in Magnolia Park.

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