VanBuren County Sheriff Receives 71 Tourniquet Holsters

From WWMT.COM   VAN BUREN COUNTY, Mich. — The Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office received a donation of 71 tourniquet holsters in a collaborative effort with the Tourniquet On Person Project with Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine and the Eric Zapata Foundation, saving county taxpayers a total just shy of $2,500 and potentially saving countless lives. “I […]

Branch County Sheriff Receives 70 Holsters from the TOP program

From WWMT.COM   COLDWATER, Mich. — Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety Officer Eric Zapata died in April 2011 and several groups have fought to keep his memory alive; one is doing so through donations of a life-saving tool. The latest effort in Zapata’s name is supplying police departments with tourniquet holsters, a tool which organizers said is saving lives. WMed MiCrisis […]

Animal Control Officer Saved by Tourniquet After Dog Attach

Original Story From Boston Herald Original Story HERE A bloodied animal control officer was hospitalized yesterday after he and several Boston cops tangled with two “vicious” pit bulls police said had pinned a third dog down by its throat. The frightening showdown began shortly before noon on Mascot Street in Dorchester, where arriving officers reported seeing a group of people in a […]

California Hospital Donates 170 Tourniquet Kits to Police Department

Story from KEYT Original Story HERE  VIDEO HERE Cottage Health gifted the Santa Barbara Police Department 170 tourniquet kits and holders to help them administer emergency aid before medics arrive. The close to $9,000 donation was made possible through generous donations from the community to the Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital Foundation. Tourniquets are devices that wraps around a person’s limb […]

Oklahoma Officer Wounded During Search Warrant

This is a story from KFOR Channel 4 Original Story HERE   Earlier this month, officers with the Chickasha Police Department were serving a search warrant at a home in the 3500 block of S. 4th St. While searching an outbuilding on the property, officers found Kevontay Allen and a juvenile and took them into custody. As they approached the house, investigators said shots […]

New Trainer’s Get “Beet” Up

The Eric Zapata Memorial Foundation is proud to launch our new initiative known as the Tourniquet On Person (TOP) Program. The goal of the TOP program is to save lives by equipping and training area first responders with tourniquets and tourniquet holsters. Every second counts with uncontrolled bleeding and having a tourniquet always at arm’s reach has proven to save […]

Four Officers Credited with Tourniquet Save on Shooting Victim

Story from the Herald-Standard.  Story by Christine Haines Original Story HERE ELIZABETH TWP. — Four police officers from three different departments were honored Monday evening for saving the life a gunshot victim last month. Elizabeth Borough Police Chief Timothy Butler said it was an unfortunate incident that drew everyone in the room together, but it was also an opportunity to […]