For our August 2020 Guardian Angels, we selected three people to receive our Concealable IIIA to help them stay safe. From Texas to Tanzania, our body armor is protecting Americans far and wide. Join us in welcoming our new Guardian Angels into the Safe Life Defense family!
Nathan started a non-profit based out of Minnesota with the mission to help the first responders of Arusha, Tanzania build their first aid skillset.
"I am a registered nurse and a paramedic. In 2019 I started a non-governmental organization (NGO) based out of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Our organization is working in Arusha, Tanzania.
Arusha does not have a functioning prehospital emergency medical system (EMS). They do have an established police force. Koranda O'Tool Paramedics Incoporated (KOPI) has created an education program to teach police officers first aid. To date we have trained 25% of the Arusha Regional Police Department (APD). They serve a population larger than the twin cities.
We are returning in 2021 to train another 25% of APD. This next mission will include field work with these officers. While I have owned body armor in the past, I no longer have a vest. I will be wearing this while responding to emergency medical calls in Tanzania. This is an inherently dangerous, but important part of our education. The environment out there is unpredictable and we will be on our own with limited support.
Your body armor will allow me to provide medical care to individuals in need. It will provide me with an important sense of security so that I can think clearly while I meet my patient's needs. Lastly, it will help me help others and ensure that I can return to the field the next day to continue my work."
Click this link to see Nathan's nonprofit.
Jonathan is a certified K-9 security officer in the state of Texas. He works for his local school district and is fully committed to his community and keeping kids safe!
"I am a civilian certified, Security K-9 Officer for a local small city and rural school district.
I work alongside the School Resource Officer program at my school district. I"ve been told where and how to access the tools needed to assist and be of good use to those deputies.
And I have the desire and drive to do whatever is necessary to defend and protect the students & staff, my schools and myself."
Lee is a reserve police officer in Fresno, California. His Police Department has responded to a 71% increase in shootings and a 64% increase in stabbings since April.
"I just started as a Reserve Police Officer with a small department, and I have my own body armor but it’s worn out (the layers are peeling) and past expired date. But... I still wear it. I tell myself, unfortunately some body armor is better than none."
Thank you to these three good people! Nathan, Jonathan, and Lee - thank you for working hard to make our world a better place.
We hope you use your IIIA body armor and that it helps protect you in your life and career.
Once a month Safe Life Defense awards IIIA body armor for FREE to people who strive to protect their community and make the world a better place.
If you or someone you know is interested in applying to our Guardian Angel program, click this link here!