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The E-Sylum: Volume 12, Number 30, July 26, 2009, Article 26

CHALLENGE COIN STOPS BULLET FIRED AT FLORIDA OFFICER

Rich Bottles forwarded this unusual tale of a Challenge Coin that stopped a bullet. -Editor
Challenge Coin Stopped Bullet The girlfriend of a man arrested in the shooting of a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officer in Brevard County was ordered held without bond on Friday, while authorities released images of a coin that stopped one of six bullets fired at the man.

Streety, 42, was shot at about 8 p.m. Wednesday after checking on a suspicious car on Satellite Boulevard, just south of state Road 528 in Canaveral Groves, west of Cocoa. Streety, who was wearing a bulletproof vest, suffered gunshot wounds to his wrist, shoulder and hip. A bullet went through his rear pocket and lodged in his wallet, alongside a coin that stopped the bullet.

The bent gold coin says "FWC SOG Police" on one side and has the words honor, integrity and justice on the other side. SOG stands for Special Operations Group.

Streety is recovering at Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne.

To read the complete article, see: Coin Stops Bullet Fired At Officer (www.clickorlando.com/news/20090775/detail.html)

QUICK QUIZ: A few years ago we discussed a famous gold coin that stopped a bullet and saved a man's life. What is the coin and the message engraved on it? Where is the coin today? -Editor




Wayne Homren, Editor

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