- Associated Press - Friday, June 24, 2016

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 (https://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.

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