BOSSIER CITY, LA (KSLA) - A non-profit organization donated more than a dozen QuickClot Belt Trauma Kits to three law enforcement agencies during a Bossier City Council meeting last Tuesday.
The QuickClot Belt Trauma Kit is a self-contained kit designed to quickly stop traumatic bleeding.
Blue Forever, Inc. donated 16 of the kits to the Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office, Bossier City Police Department and Bossier City Marshal's Office.
"We really appreciate the kits that were donated to the Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office and other local law enforcement agencies," said Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington.
The mission of Blue Forever Inc. is to increase awareness for police officers' safety and raise funds to purchase the life-saving kits for law enforcement officers throughout the country.
"I'm working to raise awareness of my personal goal for every officer in the state of Louisiana and nationwide to be issued a QuickClot Belt Trauma Kit, which contains QuickClot Combat Gauze," said founder of Blue Forever Inc., Kellie Abbott. "These kits help to promote law enforcement safety and could prevent officer traumatic bleeding deaths."
Abbott continues to raise money to purchase the live-saving kits for officers.
"I am so thankful for Kellie Abbott and her determination to raise awareness of officer safety, and the desire to see every law enforcement officer in the country with one of these kits," said Sheriff Whittington.