Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Office goes through gunshot wound care training

National Guard instructors met with several officers Wednesday afternoon to teach them about tending to gunshot wounds.

Posted: Dec 4, 2019 5:03 PM
Updated: Dec 4, 2019 5:08 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — The Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Office is taking extra steps in medical training for officers.

National Guard instructors met with several officers Wednesday afternoon to teach them about tending to gunshot wounds.

They had hands-on experience properly using a tourniquet. They also learned how to patch a wound to keep it from bleeding. The officers were then put through real-life scenarios where their medical training would be put to the test.

Sheriff Bob Goldsmith said the training was beneficial even for officers with decades of experience.

“This is for ourselves and for the public.” Goldsmith said. “This is something, like many of the tools we carry on our belt, we never want to use them. We don't want to use tourniquets, we don't want to use our handguns, we don't want to use tasers, but unfortunately, it's part of the job.”

The department will continue training over the next couple of days.

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