FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Compression Tactical Bra - Cheata Tactical
Patented technology is designed to provide the stability of 2-3 sports bras,...

Top News

New Medical Kit Likely Saved Shot Dallas Officer

February 20, 2014  | 

Photo courtesy of Tactical Medical Solutions
Photo courtesy of Tactical Medical Solutions

A newly deployed medical kit similar to those used on foreign battlefields may have helped save the life of a Dallas officer who was shot during the weekend, a police doctor said Tuesday, reports the Dallas News.

Lt. Alex Eastman, the Dallas Police Department’s deputy medical director, said the “Downed Officer Kit” possibly prevented Officer Joshua Burns from bleeding to death after he was shot three times during a shootout Saturday in far northeast Dallas.

The kit is new to Dallas, but is made up of old medical treatments with a modern twist. It contains a tourniquet, special anti-clotting gauze and bandages.

Burns, 30, was shot in his bulletproof vest, his shoulder and his leg after a gunman opened fire on him and another officer, police said. After Burns went down, Eastman said, Burns’ fellow officers applied the tourniquet to his leg.

Related:

Tactical Medical Kit Photo Gallery

NTOA Calls for More Tactical Medical Training for Officers


Comments (2)

Displaying 1 - 2 of 2

Rick Hochmann @ 2/20/2014 11:24 PM

About time! As a former NY EMT as well as a peace officer I heard all too often, "thats a job for the ambulance", or, "hey, you're no -----doctor". Yeah. That was in the 70's and 80's, now LEO's are allowed to save lives, not just 'protect and serve'. A big part of this new push is the number of former military medics entering L.E. I carried my own kit anyway. Now it's kosher!!!

Ron F @ 2/21/2014 5:37 PM

My dept. recently supplied all of us with these kits. I am grateful to have this resource at my disposal. Stay safe!

Join the Discussion





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

5.11 Tactical Introduces Flexible Class A Uniform
The new Flex-Tac uniforms are made of a polyester/wool blend fabric, feature natural...
ATS Armor Shows T-Shirt Style Armor Carrier at IACP 2017
The ATS Armor Concealable Carry Kit is a T-shirt that can accommodate hard armor plates or...
Elbeco Introduces Stretch Fabric Class A Uniform
The company says the new Reflex Uniform redefines the daily law enforcement uniform by...
Body Cam Study Shows No Effect on Police Use of Force or Citizen Complaints
According to a study of Washington D.C. police officers, having police officers wear body...
Capitol Police, Alexandria Officers Awarded 'Officer of the Year' Honors
The two U.S. Capitol Police officers and three Alexandria Police Department officers who...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
Police Magazine