(Memphis) They were some tense moments back in July when a Memphis police officer was shot by a man waving around a sawed-off shotgun in a busy shopping center in East Memphis.
Charles Wren received only minor injuries, but today was recognized for his bravery by the company that made the bullet-proof vest he was wearing at the time.
In a special ceremony, Safariland inducted officer Wren into the ‘Safariland Saves Club.’
Safariland says Officer Wren is the 1,808 officer saved by their body armor.
Wren was surrounded by this family, including his older sister, who is also a Memphis Police officer.
Wren said she was one of the first people he called after he got shot.
“I actually called her before I made it to the hospital, and told her to calm down I’m alright, and she was okay,” said Wren.
On July 2, Wren responded with several officers to call about a man armed with a shotgun at Barron and Getwell.
He was peppered by bird shot, but was able to fire back at the suspect.
“I’m doing good. I’m just happy to be back on the job, and back on the streets patrolling. I mean, it’s an incident that happened, but you train for it,” said Wren.
The suspect, 43-year-old Vincent Ingram, was also shot, but is now locked up in the Shelby County Jail.
He is charged with attempted second-degree murder.
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