Illinois Police Enter Blood-Drawing Arrangement With Fire Department

  • Source: Oswego Patch
  • Published: 01/16/2020 12:00 AM

Tuesday night's village board meeting was very long and, at times, very confusing, but a few important developments did emerge from it regardless. Among them, the board voted to approve an inter-governmental agreement between the Oswego Police and Fire Departments that will allow fire department paramedics to draw blood for police sobriety tests. The agreement was proposed by Oswego Police Chief Jeffrey Burgner. Burgner said he had been in contact with Fire Chief Mike Veseling about the idea prior to the village board meeting, and that Veseling had voiced his support for it. "This is part of a really incredible partnership that the fire department is willing to do for us," Burgner said to the village trustees. "It will help us out in getting the best evidence for those types of cases."


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