Valley Company Helped Law Enforcement during the Capture of the Boston Bombing Suspect

By: Litsa Pappas Email
By: Litsa Pappas Email

HARRISONBURG -- A company in the Valley helped law enforcement during the capture of a bombing suspect in Boston.

Law enforcement in Boston used a medical backpack from TSSI in Harrisonburg to respond to the bombing suspect Friday night. Officers arresting that Boston bombing suspect after a day-long manhunt.

"The fact that it was there, we knew, but we never thought we'd see it as openly as it was in that photo," said Bill Strang, president of TSSI.

Strang said federal agents use TSSI's medical packs to respond to major injuries.

"It is exciting that we're playing a part in that. It's unfortunate that we have to see it."

It's unfortunate, Strang said, that there has to be an attack or tragedy for his product to get used, but when there is, he said he's glad TSSI can help.

"It's really the trained professional that sees something in us that they keep continuing to come back to Harrisonburg and back to TSSI to purchase that level of equipment, and that's what's exciting about what we do.”

Strang said his company continues to expand and agencies around the world are asking for different varieties of this backpack.

The packs were originally made for military use. Strang said since there has been more tragedies in recent years, more agencies are requesting them.

TSSI trauma kits were also used to respond to the shooting of Gabby Giffords in Arizona.

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