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Hannibal police take combat first aid class

Posted: Sep. 4, 2018 5:10 pm

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Training on combat first aid, focusing on massive bleeding, is being presented for the Hannibal Police Department and other law enforcement agencies.

An instructor from the University of Missouri's Law Enforcement Training Institute was in Hannibal Tuesday and will continue training Wednesday. The training was presented in case medical personnel could not reach a wounded person.

"Seconds matter in these types of events and we want the officers to be armed with the knowledge and gear to stabilize themselves, another officer, or a member of the public if the need arises," Police Chief Lyndell Davis said. "Our tactical response officers have been trained in this type of care but now it is being brought to every officer with our department."

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