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Event To Raise Money For Protective Kits For Deputies Set For Saturday

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Organizers of an Upstate event are hoping to raise money so law enforcement officers can have access to lifesaving medical kits. Organizers of an Upstate event are hoping to raise money so law enforcement officers can have access to lifesaving medical kits.

Organizers of an Upstate event are hoping to raise money so law enforcement officers can have access to lifesaving medical kits that would include tourniquets.

Our news coverage partners of the Anderson Independent-Mail report that a fundraiser Saturday afternoon in Fair Play includes a barbecue, dog demonstration and face painting for children. The event will be held from 4-7 p.m. at the Gazebo Restaurant at 15 Lakeside Circle.  

Proceeds go toward buying medical kits and tourniquets for Oconee County sheriff's deputies. Capt. Jeff Underwood says officers' lives have been saved because they had tourniquets easily accessible.

Organizers are hoping to raise about $3,500 on Saturday to buy 100 medical kits. Some of the medical supplies will stay in patrol cars, but officers will carry the tourniquets with them in a pouch attached to their body armor.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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