Local law enforcement will be better able to respond to medical needs in emergency situations thanks to a donation from Mercy Medical Center.
Spokesman Dave Smetter says the hospital has donated trauma packs to the Sioux City Police Department and the Woodbury County Sheriff’s Office.
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The Trauma Packs include a tourniquet, compression bandage, gauze, gloves and a safety cutter.
Police Sgt. Judy Kellen says the trauma packs have been invaluable to officers in the field:
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The Police Department has 150 trauma packs and the Sheriff’s office has 80.
County Sheriff Dave Drew says the trauma packs are especially needed by deputies in rural areas because of time and distance to obtain medical aid:
OC………..one of our own. ;23
The trauma packs were presented at the Sioux City National Police Training Center,