Ore. police receive trauma kits
By Joce DeWitt
On Aug. 11, 2012, Salem Police officers assisted Benton County deputies as they tried to arrest an armed man who had run from a stolen vehicle. When police located him, he fired and injured two officers. One was severely injured after he was shot in the stomach. Salem Police officer Tyler Verhaar was carrying a personal trauma kit that allowed him to hold the injured officer and apply combat gauze to stop his bleeding.
At Breakfast with the Chief, a fundraising event held by the Salem Police Foundation in February of this year, the foundation raised $17,000 – enough to purchase trauma kits for every officer in the department.
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