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(Video) Train and Equip Officers for Self-Care/Buddy Care

Don Alwes emphasizes the critical life-saving nature of first-aid equipment and training so wounded LEOs can treat themselves and fellow officers.

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Florida Deputy Shot in Leg Saved by Quick Action by Fellow Officers

A deputy with the Pasco Sheriff's Office who was shot in the leg received life-threatening injuries but was quite likely saved by the quick action taken by other officers at the scene.

How To Start a Tactical Medicine Program

Tactically trained on-scene medical support personnel can greatly reduce operational risks.

2 Maryland Narcotics Officers Shot, Wounded While Executing a Warrant

The Special Operations Unit with the Prince George’s County (MD) Police Department was executing a search warrant on Wednesday night when they came under fire as they entered the suspect's residence.

Oklahoma Trauma Surgeon Volunteers for Department's Special Operations Team

The Tulsa Police Department's Special Operations Team has a very special member of the squad—a trauma surgeon.

Tactical Medical Response to School Shootings

Officers trained in first aid responding to school shootings have to do what they can to help the victims who can be saved.

A Trauma Surgeon Talks About Wound Ballistics and Stopping Power

"I got involved in wound ballistics and what it really took to stop a threat during residency in Philadelphia because I had a friend on the police force who lost his job for use of excessive force by shooting somebody, I think it was, 18 times, and I always thought, maybe he needed to shoot that person 18 times to stop the threat."

FL Deputy Used Tourniquet, Trauma Training to Save Wounded Federal Agent

Hawkins was the first officer to arrive at the scene Sept. 26 after a U.S. Customs and Border Protection pilot was shot by 18-year-old Jake Lewis IV, who committed suicide immediately after. Lewis had screamed “I hate f****** cops” before shooting the agent four times in the parking lot of a Publix in the Oakleaf area of Clay County. More Here.

Video: FL Deputy Used Tourniquet, Trauma Training to Save Wounded Federal Agent

Hawkins was the first officer to arrive at the scene Sept. 26 after a U.S. Customs and Border Protection pilot was shot by 18-year-old Jake Lewis IV, who committed suicide immediately after. Lewis had screamed “I hate f****** cops” before shooting the agent four times in the parking lot of a Publix in the Oakleaf area of Clay County.

Police-Medic Teams Charged into Concert Venue to Save Lives During Vegas Massacre

Cassell said police and fire agencies in Nevada have been working together since 2010 to develop concerted responses to critical incidents, but Sunday was the first time their years of training and drills deploying “rescue task forces” played out in real life.