Lafayette Police: Trauma Kits Played a Major Role in Outcome of Grand 16 Shooting – July 29, 2015

Lafayette Police Department officers are saying their Downed Officer Kits played a major role in the outcome of last Thursday’s shooting at the Grand Theater in Louisiana. It was the first time the kits had been used since the department received them less than six months ago. The Lafayette Police Training Coordinator said that because officers often arrive first on the scene, “the department felt it was necessary to prepare officers with hands-on training to handle extreme trauma situations. Because officers had the kits and were trained how to use them, police were able to begin treating victims inside the theater immediately.” In this case, officers were on scene and in the building within 50 seconds of receiving the call. More details can be viewed here.

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