Published: Jun 11, 2014 12:25 PM EDT
Updated: Jun 11, 2014 12:42 PM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla.- A Fort Myers Police sergeant says officers may have saved a man's life this weekend using new trauma kits just added to their patrol cars a few weeks ago.

Sergeant Jason Pate said FMPD responded to a man who cut his arm on glass and was bleeding badly. He said the officers used the training and tools they just received to apply pressure and stop the bleeding before paramedics arrived.

Pate said hospital nurses told him it may have saved the man's life.

"It's good that we've been supplied the training and equipment to intervene like that. We've been provided these kits to help each other out because sometimes were on a scene when EMS can't come in because it may be an active scene and people are armed, but it's nice that officers can recognize that someone is in that kind of need and we have the equipment available now" said Sergeant Jason Pate.

The Fort Myers Police Foundation raised money to buy the trauma kits for every patrol car.