State association recognizes Oconee
Oconee County and its sheriff’s office have been recognized for a program in which every certified officer received a tourniquet kit. The recognition came thru the South Carolina Association of Counties Workers Comp Trust, and a formal recognition will be made during the March 18 meeting of the Oconee County Council. An application for the award was made by Jeff Underwood, captain of the road patrol division. Donations and contributions from groups, citizens and businesses provided 85 kits for deputies. Those kits contain a tourniquet, bandages, gauze, scissors, gloves and a mask for CPR which allow for basic first aid until medical help arrives.