On March 6 the Austin County Sheriff’s Office received 55 QuikClot BTK (belt trauma kit) from the U.S. Deputy Sheriff’s Association, which were distributed to each of the local county deputies. These trauma kits are lightweight and can be worn on deputies’ belts to be used
to stop hemorrhaging in the event medical personnel are not immediately available. The kit comes in a black pouch and includes gloves, CPR Shield, tourniquet and QuikClot combat gauze. Sheriff Jack Brandes and the Austin County Sheriff’s Office greatly appreciate the support and generosity of the U.S. Deputy Sheriff’s Association for providing such a useful item to be on hand in the event of an emergency.