In November of 2011 my brother, Sgt. Matthew Ruane 4th Precinct, was chasing a stolen vehicle, when the driver held his arm out of his window, and starting firing rounds at him. I was paralleling the chase and I could see the sparks from the bullet hitting his radio car. After the suspect crashed, and the suspects were secured, Matt said to me, “I could've used your clip board a couple of minutes ago!” Matt received his early Christmas present December 2011.
The city I work in, I have to go through doors on a daily basis (Domestics, Shots fired, Screams for help). We do not have time to wait for the swat team to assemble. I hold my impact armor ballistic clip board in front of my head, and go through the door. I have even tucked the clip board under my arm to give me added protection where my vest doesn’t cover. I love it, and my family loves the fact that I have extra protection at my finger tips.
From a grateful cop,
Sgt. Thomas Ruane 5th Precinct
Newark, New Jersey