While Load Trail has already gone above and beyond donating much-needed supplies to local law enforcement, this morning they continued to show their support donating 55 tourniquets to the Paris Police Department and a 16ft trailer to the Paris Police Officers Association.
“These guys take care and protect us every day,” said Load Trail marketing director Patti Torres. “Somebody needs to protect them.”
While officers have a tourniquet in the trauma kits kept in their patrol vehicles, these tourniquets attach to their belts.
“We can’t put into words how much we appreciate what Load Trail has done for local law enforcement,” said Paris Police officer Curtis Graham. “Having the tourniquets on our belts is huge and potentially life-saving not only for us but the community also.”
Load Trail owners Corny Thiessen, Jake Thiessen, Frank Thiessen, Johnny Thiessen and Aganetha Thiessen were all present to hand over the kits and trailer this morning.
“We feel that if we donate maybe other businesses with open their hearts and donate too,” added Patti. “Not all the safety equipment officers need are supplied to them and we felt it in our hearts to help.”
However, Load Trail didn’t stop there and also donated a 16ft trailer to the Paris Police Officers Association to be raffled with the side-by-side they are currently selling tickets to.
“Everything the Paris Police Officers Association does go back to our officers and the local community,” said Curtis. “We want to be there for the community.”
Last year, the Paris Police Officers Association was able to give 11 scholarships to local students.
Raffled tickets are available now and can be bought through any police officer in Lamar County or contact Curtis Graham at 903449-6035 or Jeff Padier Jeff Padier at 903-905-3094.
Paris Police Officers Association also wants to thank Paris Suzuki Kawasaki.
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