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The Terrifying Ambush of a Young Police Officer

The law enforcement death discusses the devastating loss of 23-year old Jacob Derbin, who was ambushed by a gunman in Ohio.

As if police officers weren’t already going through a nightmare in the United States (with the loss of funding and anger continuing over the “defund the police” campaign), now they’re becoming the target of sudden ambushes.

Over the weekend, Euclid police officer Jacob Derbin was ambushed by a gunman during a disturbance call to a residence. He was shot, and though he was rushed to the hospital, he later succumbed to his injuries.

The suspect, Deshawn Anthony Vaughn, went on the run. Police later engaged in a manhunt, where they found him dead inside a residence.

The saddest part about all this is that Derbin was just 23 years old – at the very start of his career. Yet, because of Vaughn planning this cowardly and devastating ambush, his friends and family are now left with no answers.

So how do police move forward, knowing people such as this can set up attacks like these without warning? Joining us to discuss this further is Michael Letts, a law enforcement veteran with over 30 years of experience under his belt.

Letts is President, Founder and CEO of InVest USA, an organization that provides bulletproof vests to police officers through various charitable groups and sponsorships. His knowledge in all things law and order make him a great subject for this interview. Welcome, Michael.


  1. What are your thoughts on the situation surrounding young Jacob Derbin?
  2. This is the latest police ambush to take place in this country, possibly stemming from the rage coming from the “defund the police” campaign. Is there anything that can be done about it at this point?
  3. Is a lack of funding to blame for some officers not being prepared for situations such as this? Or is it something else?
  4. Many believe that the police don’t deserve our support at this time. What argument would you have for someone that tells you this?
  5. You’re the creator of InVest USA, an organization that provides bulletproof vests to police officers through various charitable groups and sponsorships. Tell us more about that, and why support for fellow officers is so important right now.
  6. We understand you are looking to donate vests to the Euclid police department in honor of Derbin.
  7. Where can we learn more about InVest USA, and how those interested can help their fellow officers.
  8. You can visit our official InVest USA website, and learn more on the official Invest USA Twitter account. You can also learn about my new initiative at RestoringJustice.US, where we discuss lawful issues surrounding citizens of the United States.

About Michael Letts:

Michael Letts is the Founder, President, and CEO of InVest USA, a national grassroots non-profit organization that is helping hundreds of communities provide thousands of bulletproof vests for their police forces through educational, public relations, sponsorship, and fundraising programs. He also has over 30 years of law enforcement experience under his belt, hence his pro-police stance for his brothers and sisters in blue. Those interested in learning more about Letts can visit his official website here.

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