NEWPORT, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont manufacturer of military and police protective gear produced the bullet-resistant helmet credited with saving an officer's life during the deadly attack at a gay nightclub in Orlando earlier this month.
New England Cable News reports (http://bit.ly/28TNBMn ) Revision confirmed that a barcode inside an officer's helmet traced the equipment back to the company's plant in Newport.
A photo from the Orlando Police Department shows Officer Michael Napolitano's helmet badly damaged by a bullet. The department says the helmet saved the officer's life.
U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy, a Democrat, says he plans to thank the worker who molded the helmet and pass on his appreciation to all the Revision employees in a phone call to the facility.
Revision says its team is grateful to have helped.