(BEDFORD) - Bloomington Attorney Ken Nunn donated Patrol Trauma Paks to the Bedford Police Department.
Nunn contacted Bedford Police Chief Dennis Parsley this fall asking if he could donate the Trauma Paks. Each officer now carries one and Nunn purchased extra ones of the department.
Nunn says the packs are used by soldiers in Iraq.
"If they were shot, soldiers often died from blood loss," Nunn says. "The Patrol Trauma Pak is made to stop the bleeding from traumatic wounds so that people have enough time to be treated by emergency medical crews. The trauma pack contains a tourniquet, wound packing gauze and chest seals"
The pack fits inside a pocket in a bullet-proof vest and are only good for one use.
Parsley appreciates the generous donation, but hopes they never have to be used, but it does give officers a feeling of security that they have something specifically designed to treat severe trauma.
Nunn has also purchased the Trauma Paks for Bloomington, Ellettsville, Indiana University, Monroe County, Martinsville and Morgan County police departments.
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