WHY YOU NEED THIS
If you're simply looking for a bag to shove all your stuff in while on patrol, this is not the bag for you. However, if you're looking for a piece of tactical police gear in the form of the best police patrol bag on the market, read on...
The Hondo Police Patrol Bag is like no other patrol bag on the market today. With unlimited Smart Storage and organization systems as well as a patent-pending modular expansion system, this will be the best and last patrol bag for your patrol car you'll ever own. The Hondo converts from a briefcase-style carry patrol bag to a shoulder sling-bag to a tactical assault backpack within seconds. But that's not all...
The Hondo Police Patrol Bag has been engineered to accept armored panels and is designed to open up into a full ballistic shield for your driver and passenger side windows or front windshield in the event a police vehicle ambush attack. It can also be used as a ballistic shield outside of your patrol car for active shooter situations.
If all your current patrol bag does is hold your stuff, it's nothing more than a glorified black purse. It's time to upgrade to a piece of elite tactical gear that can help keep you organized, efficient and alive.
Read below to learn how The Hondo Police Patrol Bag got its' name and how you can help us give a piece of lifesaving gear to police officers in need.
- 3-ways to carry….shoulder, backpack, hand
- Specific design features which allow ease of use while seated in the driver seat of your patrol car....which is where you are accessing your patrol bag from most of the time
- Shoulder strap is removable and concealable and is designed to secure around the back of the passenger seat in your patrol car....keeping your bag in place
- Backpack straps are concealable
- Works great for range days or any other activities outside of patrol
- Exterior dual-zippered pouches include exterior molle and compartments
for waterproof storage
- Exterior clear ID card pocket
- Exterior pouches flip down to reveal additional hidden storage
- Bag features heavy duty dual zippers all around as well as heavy duty buckle clips
- Flush mounted buckle clips allow for ease of use in tactical situations and while on the move
- Fully expandable to allow for an additional 2” of storage depth
- Interior allows for storage of all your patrol gear and even has secure compartments for your phone or tablet....critical patrol essentials
- Weight: 3.7 lbs
- Dimensions: W 18" x H 14" x D 6" (collapsed) D 9" (expanded)
- Bag capacity: 30 liters
HOW IT GOT ITS NAME
K-9 Hondo, a 7-year-old Belgian Malinois and member of the Herriman Police Department, died in the line of duty on February 13th 2020 after serving as a Police K-9 since 2015.
The U.S. Marshal’s Violent Fugitive Apprehension Team were in pursuit of a wanted fugitive, 41-year-old Brian Francis Filion, according to Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal Brandon Holt.
Filion was being sought in connection with a homicide investigation from earlier in the month in North Ogden (UT).
The Fugitive Apprehension Team is composed of both local and federal agencies, which K-9 Hondo and his handler Sgt. Ben Ricks of the Herriman Police Department were a part of.
According to Chief Holt, officers spotted Filion exiting an apartment building and the team attempted to place the suspect under arrest. When authorities approached Filion, he began to run, and K-9 Hondo was released to chase down the suspect.
Sadly, during the confrontation with the suspect, K-9 Hondo was struck by gunfire in the sternum. He was immediately transferred to a local clinic for the sustained gunshot, but succumbed to his injuries.
K-9 Hondo’s police career started in 2015 when he was with the Unified Police Department, where he eventually transferred over to the Herriman Police Department in 2018. Considering the age of K-9 Hondo, the accomplished K-9 was on the verge of retirement from the force.
While it’s heartbreaking to know that K-9 Hondo died in the line of duty, his actions that night likely saved the lives of many officers. Because of him, officers were able go home to their families and loved ones that day – and a wanted fugitive is no longer on the streets. NOTE: Filion was found dead a short time later.
Our Founder and CEO personally reached out to Sgt. Ricks, Hondo's handler, and requested permission to name this bag in honor of his fallen K-9 partner. A portion of the proceeds of every Hondo Patrol Bag sold will go into a fund personally set up by our CEO Suresh Madhavan to purchase ballistic vests for police K-9s in need.