Tuesday, July 04, 2017
How tactical first-aid kits are helping police save local lives
WASHINGTON — More and more police officers across the country are being outfitted with small trauma kits. And these nondescript black packs attached to the back of the passenger seat headrest in police cruisers have been powerful when it comes to saving lives in an emergency.
In the three years that Prince George’s County police officers have had the tactical first-aid kits, or “tac kits,” they have saved the lives of 16 citizens with them.
The kits were initially meant to treat police officers who had been wounded, said Police Cpl. George Harley.
“Generally when we’re wounded, we’re in what’s called a ‘hot zone,’ where there’s still shots being fired.”
at 7/04/2017 03:30:00 PM