Generous Citizen Donates Trauma Medical Bags to Eureka Police Department’s K-9 Unit

Information from the Eureka Police Department Facebook page

thank you graphic with photo of three epd officers next to a k9 unity rig with a k9 sticker and epd logo imposed on the photoRecently a citizen reached out to the EPD K-9 unit to ask about making a donation of equipment to the unit. Upon learning that two of our K9 handlers had had yet to receive K9 specific trauma medical bags they jumped on the opportunity. Yesterday those medical bags arrived for the handlers with two additional bags for the other handlers to update their gear. The EPD K-9 unit would like to thank the citizen who made the donation and the community overall for their support.

If you would like to help support the Eureka Police Department’s K9 Program, donations are always appreciated. Anyone interested in making future contributions to help support the K9 program can do so by contacting Sgt. Nantz @ [email protected].

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Snake
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Snake
24 days ago

What is in these kits? Is it for dog bites or is it for the dogs themselves? Please be more detailed next time.

Kym Kemp
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24 days ago
Reply to  Snake

We posted what EPD did. However, I used Google. This is what one k-9 Trauma kit has in it (Probably they are all roughly the same):

The TacMed™ K9 Handler Trauma Kit provides the K9 Team with the necessary components to treat life-threatening injuries for law enforcement or military applications. The K9 medical kit contains dual purpose items that can be used to treat injuries to both the handler and K9. In addition, the K9 first aid kit provides the unique capability to effectively address traumatic injuries for the K9 operating in a tactical environment, away from veterinary care. The K9 Handler Trauma Kit contains specific items intended solely for the treatment of an injured working dog, such as a K9 tourniquet, muzzle, endotracheal tube and 14GA decompression needles to address torsion and bloat.

2 centsD
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2 cents
24 days ago

What’s with the weird GTA cartoon dog? No real dog to use in the picture?

North westCertain license plate out of thousands c
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North westCertain license plate out of thousands c
24 days ago
Reply to  2 cents

It’s kinda like smoky bear. It’s meant to represent all police canines

Brimble
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Brimble
24 days ago

For officers with a similar look to the one on the right, I figured pig-style trauma bags would be of higher importance than the K9 versions. But that’s just me.

Joe
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Joe
24 days ago
Reply to  Brimble

Damn! That’s a bit harsh. Should You ever have to call them for help, would it matter what size they are, when they showed up to help you? Doubtful. These guys deal with shit that most people don’t have the balls to deal with. I’d be willing to bet that, “the guy on the right,” would go toe to toe with the best of them. Ever heard of Butterbean? If not, look him up! His fights are all over YouTube. Just like Mom always said, “If You don’t have anything nice to say…”

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HalfACenturianD
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HalfACenturian
24 days ago
Reply to  Joe

Yes it was harsh and uncalled for …body shaming and such and doesn’t do anything to address the source of resentment towards LE. The resentment towards LE and calling them pigs started in 60s at least and isn’t about body shaming.. and is tied to behavior by LE (part that is subhuman and worse than pigs who don’t have the means nor motives to do so much damage as LE ) and moreover the citizens who allow and enable it. Too many over aggrandize their job…so many people “Deal with shit that most people dont’ have the balls to”..including the victims of police brutality that never get any justice or “Kits” to treat their trauma.
You wrongly assume police show up to help people ..sometimes they do, sometimes they don’t and too often, increasingly given too much adulation and power (and shit to deal with that is not in their area of skill nor training such as mental health issues and homelessness we’ve neglected and criminalized) they actually cause damage and do so without any consequences.
Meanwhile, also there are at least 14 more dangerous jobs and plenty more that include “Shit that most people don’t have the balls to” …though it really isn’t about “Balls”..ok well obviously it is for you, LOL. EMTs, Nurses, orderlies, security guards, PGE workers, Caltrans, garbage collectors, child care workers and teachers (“Shit” likely mostly from the adults they have to deal with who have power over children), many sex workers, plumbers and on and on.

Joe
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Joe
23 days ago
Reply to  HalfACenturian

There are more good cops than bad cops. It’s the bad ones that give them all a bad name. There are more good cops than bad cops!!! Have a good Memorial Day!!👍

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HalfACenturianD
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HalfACenturian
24 days ago

Another donation to LE ….maybe they dont’ need so much militaristic gear and tanks and such and that money could go to their dog’s kits ? How about donating to a teen center to help kids have options ? How about donating to children and elderly being able to have companion animals given a dogs are becoming only affordable now for the super wealthy ?