The Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department has received a $3,600 grant from the Indiana Homeland Security Grant Foundation to purchase Patrol Pocket Packs.
The packs, used to treat severe wounds such as those caused by a gunshot or a knife, are in a weatherproof, vacuum-sealed package that fits into the cargo pocket of a deputy’s uniform, the department said. Sheriff’s Department Capt. Dave Steinkoenig applied for the grant on behalf of the department, assisted by Bartholomew County Emergency Management Director Shannan Hinton.
Several sheriff’s department deputies recently attended training organized by Columbus Fire Department Deputy Chief Mike Kutsko, which focused on self-rescue when a deputy is severely wounded.