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Body armor made in Gainesville saves Illinois officer

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Phalanx Defense Systems, a Gainesville-based body armor manufacturer, recently tallied its first save when its gear prevented an Illinois police officer from receiving more serious injuries from a shotgun slug.

The blast struck David Hakim of the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office where the armor meets the lower back during a Dec. 11, 2014, training accident, said Al Angus, the sheriff’s office’s chief.

Read the full story in the Gainesville Sun.

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