Corporal Loudin of the West Virginia State Police was the horned guest at the mid-winter Moose Conference hosted by Jim Hale. Corporal Loudin was shot multiple times by a child predator suspect when he went to retrieve evidence related to a case. Fortunately Corporal Loudin was able to retreat to his vehicle but not before receiving life threating injuries from multiple gunshot wounds. The West Virginia Moose Association asked Corporal Loudin to attend their conference so they could honor him by giving the funds to supply two ballistic vests the rough the Safe Surfin’ Foundation program, Protect The Protectors where he can choose agencies in West Virginia that need them. The Safe Surfin’ Foundation Founder Sheriff Mike Brown made the decision to add four more vests to Corporal Loudin so he could donate a total of 6 vests. Deputy Randy Smith, Director of Education for The Foundation was in attendance and after making the presentation to Corporal Loudin, one Lodge stood up and said they would donate three more vests, and then one Moose member stood up and said he wanted to dedicate a vest in honor of his wife who had passed away. By the time we sit down we had a total of 10 vests for a Corporal Loudin to find agencies for. The Moose as always got behind the program and many Women of the Moose stated they were going to make Protect the Protectors their next project so more officers will be protected. Thanks go to Jim Hale, Shawn Baile and all the men and women of the Moose for their continued support.