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Cole County deputy-in training Ralph Leongellie subdues Joey Matherne, who was portraying a school gunman at Russellville High School. The Cole County Sheriff’s Office used the school to conduct “Active Shooter” training for their officers on Saturday.

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Deputies train for nightmare scenario - alone against school intruder

‘We cannot have our citizens exposed to a killer, while deputies are outside waiting for backup.’

After 3-hours of classroom training and cognitive preparation, the Cole County Sheriff’s Department conducted a hands-on, First Officer Engage training at the high school in Russellville.

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