April 8, 2014
WALHALLA — The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office and Oconee County were recognized recently by S.C. Association of Counties Workers Comp Trust for a 2013 Outstanding Safety Achievement Award for a program in which every certified officer received a tourniquet kit.
John Henderson from SCAC will present the award during the March 18 Oconee County Council meeting. Capt. Jeff Underwood of the Road Patrol Division submitted the application for the award.
Tactical Medical Solutions of Anderson donated 20 Downed Officer Kits and 65 were bought following a Turn-A-Kit for a Cop barbecue benefit held June 15, 2013, at the Gazebo Restaurant in Fair Play.
The kits contain a tourniquet plus other bandages, gauze, scissors, gloves and a mask for CPR and can be used to provide basic first aid for officers and civilians until medical help can arrive.
Tactical Medical Solutions also taught deputies how to use the kits.