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Police commission approves 8,000 trauma aid kits for LAPD officers
Police commission approves 8,000 trauma aid kits for LAPD officers

The Los Angeles police commission approved 8,000 first-aid trauma kits for officers that could be used to treat their own or others' gunshot wounds in active-shooter situations. “Somewhere, someday a police officer is going to be saved” by one of these kits, said Cmdr. Rick Webb. “This is a big deal.” The trauma kits are modeled after military-style kits used in combat and are smaller than bulky ones officers currently keep in their cars, Webb said. The City Council will have to sign off on the kits before they can be distributed to police. The kits would cost $350,000 and training for officers to use them would cost an additional $100,000, officials...

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