Brockton Police Patrol Pocket Packs

$1,325 of $12,000 goal

Raised by 21 people in 36 months
Police officers in the City of Brockton are issued trauma kits with standard treatment supplies (gauze, bandages, etc.) that an officer can use to treat themselves or a fellow officer if they are injured on the job. The problem with these kits is they’re too large to be carried on a call so they’re left in the cruiser and their lack of combat injury treatments makes them less effective in treating stab and gunshot wounds. In the unfortunate event of an officer shooting or stabbing, the current trauma kit is not very effective if it does not contain the proper equipment and useless if it is not readily available.

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!”
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Thanks to everyone for the support on this initiative. We quickly raised enough to fully activate the campaign and make it searchable from Gofundme.com's landing page. Thank you again to those that have already generously contributed to the fund and to those that have also shared the link on your facebook page!
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$1,325 of $12,000 goal

Raised by 21 people in 36 months
Created February 22, 2015
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CP
$100
Cheryl Poirier
33 months ago

I am happy to donate to this worthy endeavor in memory of my Aunt Anna Mae Baldwin, who was so proud of her grandsons!

MF
$50
Maribeth Fitzpatrick
34 months ago

Great cause! Thanks for starting this.

$10
Anonymous
36 months ago
JZ
$50
John Zoumboulis
36 months ago

Great idea

DB
$100
Don Block
36 months ago

Great campaign to assist those that put themselves in harms way to protect us

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