A Call for Better Equipment - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

9/3/02

A Call for Better Equipment

While commissioners deal with improving the jail, Attorney General John Cornyn is trying to improve the equipment First Responders are using.

Cornyn met with Lubbock County Sheriff's deputies, police officers, and other emergency workers on Tuesday. Cornyn wants to increase federal funding for first responders across Texas. He says with the possibility of another terrorist attack the men and women who are first on the scene need to be better prepared. One of the First Responders NewsChannel 11 spoke to could not agree more.

"We're always needing new equipment updating what we do have fortunately we just got onto the new 800 system. We can communicate with LPD directly an that's really going to be a big plus for us out there on the streets. We get into some trouble we can always get back up in a heartbeat," said Barry Joplin, Deputy Sheriff, L.S.O.

The money would come from a $3.5-billion plan put together by President Bush.

  • Local News on KCBD.comNewsMore>>

  • Trump administration sanctions 271 in Syrian chemical attack

    Trump administration sanctions 271 in Syrian chemical attack

    Monday, April 24 2017 6:57 PM EDT2017-04-24 22:57:14 GMT
    Monday, April 24 2017 6:57 PM EDT2017-04-24 22:57:14 GMT

    U.S. officials say the Trump administration will issue new sanctions against Syria as early as Monday as part of its ongoing crackdown on the Syrian government and those who support it.

    U.S. officials say the Trump administration will issue new sanctions against Syria as early as Monday as part of its ongoing crackdown on the Syrian government and those who support it.

  • Golf for Kid's Sake, Saturday May 6

    Golf for Kid's Sake, Saturday May 6

    Monday, April 24 2017 6:49 PM EDT2017-04-24 22:49:34 GMT
    Source: FacebookSource: Facebook

    Big Brothers Big Sisters in partnership with SERVPRO of Southwest Lubbock, will be kicking off the annual Golf for Kid’s Sake event on Saturday, May 6.

    Big Brothers Big Sisters in partnership with SERVPRO of Southwest Lubbock, will be kicking off the annual Golf for Kid’s Sake event on Saturday, May 6.

  • South Korea, allies brace for North Korea follow-up act

    South Korea, allies brace for North Korea follow-up act

    Monday, April 24 2017 6:47 PM EDT2017-04-24 22:47:33 GMT
    Monday, April 24 2017 6:47 PM EDT2017-04-24 22:47:33 GMT

    South Korea and its allies are bracing for the possibility that North Korea may carry out its sixth nuclear test or its maiden test launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile around the founding anniversary of its military on Tuesday.

    South Korea and its allies are bracing for the possibility that North Korea may carry out its sixth nuclear test or its maiden test launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile around the founding anniversary of its military on Tuesday.

Powered by Frankly