Bossier FOP joins high school student in saving lives of officers
Bossier City, LA — The Bossier Chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #39 has joined forces with a local high school senior in providing the Bossier City Police Department with a lifesaving tool.
Earlier this year, Haughton High School senior Kellie Abbott donated 10 QuikClot Belt Trauma Kits to the Bossier City Police Department as part of her senior project. Kellie raised money by selling t-shirts with a pro-law enforcement message on them and used the profits to purchase the kits for area law enforcement.
The QuikClot Belt Trauma Kit is designed for law enforcement use so officers can stop traumatic bleeding quickly and help save lives. Its lifesaving component is gauze that contains a fast acting blood clotting agent designed to stop bleeding from traumaticinjuries including gunshot wounds.
After Kellie’s project was complete, she continued selling t-shirts to purchase additional kits for BCPD and, as a result, she is providing the department with another 30 kits. To help Kellie’s efforts even more, the Bossier Chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police purchased 38 kits bringing the grand total to 78.
The kits will be distributed to the patrol division and available to officers who keep watch on Bossier City streets every day round the clock.
Kellie and Bossier FOP Chapter President John Morton made their presentation to Chief Shane McWilliams Wednesday. Scott Garrett, Vice President of Z-Medica was also in attendance. Z-Medica manufactures theQuikClot Belt Trauma Kit.
(photo credit: Bossier City Police Department)