Stab Vests for Indiana DOC Officers

Stab Vests for Indiana DOC Officers

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Andrew Bauer started this petition to Indiana State Senate and

Corrections Officers are the most forgotten members of Law Enforcement. Recent events at Indiana State Prison where Lt. Eugene Lasco was fatally stabbed by an inmate while coming to the aid of Sgt. Padrick Schmitt was also stabbed bring new light to safety concerns. A major concern is that despite Indiana Department of Correction reports, staff are not issued Stab or Protective vests unless assigned to a trip team or to a Restrictive Housing (Seg) Unit. Though having this safety device may or may not have effected the outcome of this brutal assault, there is great evidence to show that it could have helped. Officers have voiced concern and have even offered to spend their own hard earned dollars to purchase a vest for themselves to which the Indiana Department of Correction has remained silent and even scoffed at the idea of allowing staff to do this. Many departments require this type of protective equipment is mandatory and even provides custom fitted vests as part of the uniform. One thing is clear. Vests save life’s and we are asking our Indiana State House, Senate, Representatives, and Senators to take action today to provide the funds and laws to require vests be provided to staff. 

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