Norfolk Police officer gets award after being shot

Photo provided by the Norfolk Police Department.

NORFOLK, Va. – Sgt. Donald Burns of the Norfolk Police Department received an award on Monday for being shot.

Point Blank Body Armor, the bullet proof vest supplier for Norfolk Police, is the company that provided Burns with the award.

Burns was shot in the chest on July 2, 2017, in the 9600 block of 14th Bay Street.

The city says that this award not only acknowledges how grateful they are to have body armor available to law enforcement but reinforces why it is worn while on-duty.

Burns received the award at Norfolk Police’s Third Patrol Division.