Brockton Police Patrol Pocket Packs
My Younger brother is patrolman in the Brockton Police Department and the danger he faces daily from the threat of violence is something that is always on the minds of our family. When I learned that there is a gunshot survival pack small enough to fit into the pocket of his uniform I felt that I needed to do something to get these in the hands of every officer on his force. That is why I decided to start a campaign to raise funds for the purchase of 250 Patrol Pocket Packs to be given to the officers of the Brockton PD. These pocket packs contain potentially lifesaving hemostatic gauze, a compression dressing, and a tourniquet. Hopefully they will never need to be used, but if any of these officers suffers a violent attack and requires immediate attention, having this material at their fingertips could be the difference between life and death.
According to the National Law Enforcement Memorial Officers Fund there were 549 Police officers in the US killed by gunshot from 2004-2013. Please help me reach my goal so that we can provide these packs to the Brockton PD and help keep them safe on the job.
Excerpt from officersurvivalsolutions.com: “Felonious assaults and use of a firearm on Police Officers are up 65% from last year at this time. Two Thirds of preventable Police Officers deaths are still due to hemorrhaging, on scene. A significant impact can be made on these deaths if the officers are equipped with a "proven" trauma kit on their person, not locked away inside the patrol unit. In 2009 Officer Survival Solutions invented the first and only tactical trauma kit small enough to fit inside the uniform of the average patrol officer and still contain the critical components necessary to stop an arterial hemorrhaging gunshot wound. Our OSS Pocket Pack Series kits are the smallest and thinnest in the industry and are able to be concealed during plainclothes or U/C operations. As of January 2015, our OSS Pocket Pack Series kits have been credited with fifteen (15) Officer Lives Saved!”