When El Paso County Sheriff’s deputies and Colorado Springs Police Department officers head out on patrol, they’re often many miles and minutes away from medical help.
For that reason, Mayor Bach and El Paso County Commissioner Amy Lathen appreciated a donation of 700 medical trauma kits by the Police Foundation of Colorado Springs, Christian Anschutz of the Anschutz Foundation and the El Paso County Emergency Services Agency.
These trauma kits will enable law enforcement professionals to treat a traumatic injury until medical help arrives on the scene. “They can treat citizens, their partners or themselves when time is of the essence, medical service is unavailable or if the scene is unsafet for them to enter,” said Police Chief Pete Carey.
(Above: Officers Brett Iverson, Dan Carter, Brian Frahm with a trauma kit)
Mayor Bach saw this as a great example of the private sector recognizing a need and taking the initiative to provide materials or services for Colorado Springs citizens and officers alike.
“It’s great to see good people come together and help one another out, especially through private sector partnerships. It makes me proud to know our officers and citizens will be safer because of this very generous donation. You can’t put a price on peace of mind,” Mayor Bach said.
El Paso County Commissioner, Amy Lathen, recognized the difficult budget issues impacting all County agencies, including the Sheriff’s Office.
“El Paso County Sheriff’s deputies patrol more than 2,000 square miles. Having these kits available in each patrol vehicle could make a crucial difference to someone with a traumatic injury. These kits will benefit our deputies and the citizens they serve for many, many years to come.”
Kyle Hybl, PFCS chairman and president said, “The Police Foundation of Colorado Springs is honored to provide these trauma kits to law enforcement professionals serving and protecting Colorado Springs and El Paso County.”
Officers and deputies will complete training on the proper use of the kids before they are distributed.
The Police Foundation of Colorado Springs was formed to build effective partnerships that support the Colorado Springs Police Department and our local community.
The El Paso County Emergency Services Agency was established in 1995 to provide uniform ambulance service in El Paso County.
The Anschutz Foundation encourages endeavors that strengthen families and communities.
(Above: Sheriff Terry Maketa and CSPD Chief Pete Carey holding trauma kits)