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Dallas Officer Saves Gunshot Victim with Issued Tourniquet

October 31, 2014  | 

Dallas police officers used a tourniquet Thursday night to save a man’s life after he was shot in Pleasant Grove.

Officers responded to a shooting call around 10:45 p.m. in the 8100 block of Maddox Avenue near Buckner Boulevard. A man had been shot in the leg and was believed to be in critical condition with officers arrive, police told the Dallas Morning News.

An officer used a tourniquet on the man. The tourniquet is part of a medical kit the Dallas Police Department supplied to 3,200 officers last year. A similar kit was used to save an on-duty Dallas police officer shot earlier this year.

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TheRookie @ 11/1/2014 1:14 PM

You all get the new & improved toys today. I sometimes get jealous when I see what is now out there. LOL.

SnowCop @ 11/5/2014 7:41 AM

Despite the lessons learned from Dallas and the conflicts in Iraq/Afghanistan, many agencies are still not issuing these to their Members. I carry my own C.A.T on my belt. We are trained on how to use it but not actually issued them.
I know my life and that of my colleagues is worth the $30 out of pocket. I would encourage all LEO's to get one and have it on your person accessible with both hands. They are life saving equipment.

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