POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Point Blank Enterprises ("Point Blank" or "PBE"), the worldwide leader in the production of soft body armor and related protective solutions, will be honoring Officer Greg Milburn from the Indianapolis Metro Police Department, recently shot in the line of duty and saved by his Point Blank body armor. In a special Saves Recognition ceremony to be held on Wednesday, September 3rd in Indianapolis, Officer Milburn will be joined by 8 year old resident, Jacen Troxell, whose remarkable efforts to raise more than $15,000 to help purchase protective gear for police officers, will also be honored by Point Blank.
During the Saves Recognition event, individual plaques will be given to Officer Milburn and Jacen, commemorating their outstanding service to the Indianapolis community. Point Blank's Senior Vice President of Law Enforcement Sales, Hoyt Schmidt, along with the Company's representatives from RJ Wagner will also present Officer Milburn's and Jacen's families with a complimentary stay at the Great Wolf Lodge and indoor water park, as well as tickets to Kings Island Amusement park, located in Kings Island, Ohio.
"We're very proud to recognize Officer Greg Milburn for his unwavering commitment to serving and protecting his community. We're even more grateful that Officer Milburn, having faced what every officer fears the most in performing their duties, can stand with us today brave and strong to accept this award. There is nothing more gratifying than knowing body armor from Point Blank has saved an officer's life, giving them the chance to go home to their families and the opportunity to serve yet another day with their fellow officers in keeping our neighborhoods safe," stated Mr. Schmidt. "As we celebrate the contributions that Officer Milburn and the Indianapolis Metro PD make, we also pay homage to Jacen Troxell, a young man who is doing amazing work to recognize the sacrifices of our law enforcement personnel and is focused on making a difference in their lives by raising much needed funds to purchase vital protective gear. Jacen is truly a bright example of a leader and I would go as far as to say a chief of police in the making!"
Jacen's fundraising efforts have inspired the Indianapolis community to help buy more advanced protection for its police officers. Proceeds have been put towards purchasing 34 SPEED Plus Plates from Point Blank's PARACLETE® line of hard armor plates. These plates will be used specifically by North District officers who worked with Officer Perry Renn, recently killed in the line of duty. Jacen's dad is a detective at the Indianapolis Metro PD and knew Officer Renn very well. The PARACLETE® SPEED Plus Plates will provide North District officers with the ultimate in lightweight armor protection against "exotic" rounds. These multi-curve hard armor plates are ultra-thin and designed to be worn in the chest pocket of concealable vests. They are highly effective in helping to minimize blunt force trauma against a variety of rounds.
"As we see an unprecedented level of violence directed at police officers nationwide, it's comforting to know that our men and women have the innovative protective equipment they need to perform at their best and safeguard their lives. The stories of Officer Milburn, Officer Renn and Jacen Troxell are truly moving and laudable, and I trust will encourage others to give back to their communities, including their local police departments. Their stories have certainly inspired our Point Blank team to work harder at developing the latest and greatest in body armor and collaborating more closely with agencies to garner their input and better meet officer needs," Schmidt concluded.
About Point Blank Enterprises, Inc.
Point Blank Enterprises, Inc. ("PBEI") is a leading provider of high performance protective solutions, including bullet, fragmentation and stab resistant apparel and related accessories. Through its key brands, Point Blank Body Armor, Protective Apparel Corporation of America (PACA), Protective Products and PARACLETE®, the Company ranks as the largest global supplier of ballistic and soft armor systems in the world. The Company's ballistic solutions have been credited with saving countless lives for the most important customers in the world, including the U.S. Armed Forces, Department of Defense, Federal Government and law enforcement, corrections and security personnel, both domestically and abroad. For more information on our Company, please visit our website at www.pointblankenterprises.com.
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