By Lisa Walton
Many police officers go their whole careers without facing gunfire or firing a weapon at someone while on duty. Colorado Springs officer Allison Detwiler experienced both situations in her 22nd year as a police officer. On Monday, during the Colorado Springs Police Department's 29th annual Medal of Valor Luncheon at The Broadmoor hotel, Detwiler became the first woman - and only the ninth person - to be presented the Medal of Honor award, established in 1975.
It's the highest award to be bestowed upon a Colorado Springs police officer.
76 officers will have kits available for life-threatening incidents
Colorado Springs, Colo. (March 7, 2016) –Fountain police and University of Colorado at Colorado Springs police officers will receive potentially life-saving medical trauma kits from Police Foundation of Colorado Springs with support from Penrose-St. Francis Health Services. “Police Foundation of Colorado Springs is delighted to provide these vital tools to officers in Fountain and at the UCCS,” said Kyle Hybl, PFCS chairman. “These kits, which have been used by Colorado Springs police officers for several years, have helped save lives.” Each kit includes a tourniquet, hemostatic gauze, emergency trauma dressings, a chest seal and a blood-clotting agent.