Two Officers Shot At Same Time, Different Places, Both Saved By Badges

Two officers were saved by their badges when they were shot at the same time.

Two officers were saved by their badges when they were shot at the same time.

Two Officers Shot At Same Time, Different Places, Both Saved By Badges

Two different police officers were each shot just after midnight on Friday morning. Both officers were shot in their badges, which allowed each officer to walk away uninjured.

Neither officer has been identified, but one was a Nevada Highway Patrol trooper and the other was a Huntington Beach police officer. Each officer was involved in a gunfight less than 300 miles apart.

The chances of an officer getting shot in the badge is already so extreme, you wouldn’t expect it to happen to two officers, let alone at the time time.

In Huntington Beach:

Shortly after 12 AM on Friday morning, Huntington Beach police officers responded to a domestic violence call in the area of Bushard Street and Yorktown Avenue. When officers arrived, the suspect fled in his vehicle.

The officers pursued the vehicle, and the suspect made a quick U-turn and opened fire on officers. One of the bullets struck an officer in the badge. Two officers returned fire and continued to chase the suspect.

The suspect was able to get out of sight of the pursuing officers, but a Huntington Beach police helicopter located the vehicle. The helicopter tracked the vehicle until California Highway Patrol was able to pick up the pursuit.

The suspect lost control of his vehicle and crashed down an embankment at Cleghorn Road in the Cajon Pass. The vehicle then burst into flames with the suspect inside; the suspect did not survive.

As for the officer who was shot, he is reportedly uninjured. Huntington Beach Police Officer Jennifer Marlatt described it. “(It was) one shot in a million. I mean, where the bullet could have struck and that’s where it hits – you can’t even describe. You wouldn’t even expect it to hit probably the smallest area of your uniform.”

In Las Vegas:

Shortly after 12 AM on Friday morning, an unidentified trooper conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle which was occupied by three people. One of the people fled from the vehicle, and the trooper pursued him on foot. The suspect began to shoot at the trooper, and the trooper returned fire.

During the gunfight, the trooper was shot in his badge, which stopped the bullet. The trooper is said to be uninjured.

The trooper shot the suspect, who died of acute lead poisoning.