This past November, Pennsylvania State Trooper Seth Kelly was shot in the leg during a routine traffic stop. He thought quickly and used a tourniquet on himself to stop the bleeding. If he didn't have one, he might not have been able to save his own life.
In reaction to those events, Lehigh Valley Health Network taught multiple law enforcement agencies how to properly apply a tourniquet in an interactive lecture at the Pocono Mountains Regional Police Department.
Dr. Brent Shoenfeldt, the instructor of the event, says to apply the tourniquet as close to the body and heart as possible. Pull as tight as you can, twist what's called a windlass to add more pressure, secure it under the clip, and apply the other strap.