March 3, 2013
The Cole County Sheriff's Office used Russellville High School to conduct "Active Shooter" training for their officers on Saturday. The officers used "air-soft" pellet guns which shoot small round rubber bullets that closely simulate the weight and feel of real firearms to make it more realistic. Here the deputy in training is Ralph Lemongelli as he runs down the hallway in search of the suspect.
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‘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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