Active shooter training planned for police

By JoEllen Black/Richmond News

Ray County Chief Deputy Brian Bush will share time with his regular duties to be a teacher to area law enforcement this winter.

Bush, along with Ray County Sheriff deputy David Bond and the Ray County SWAT team, will train area police forces on tactical operations in the case of shooting in any of the county’s schools.

Both Bush and Bond recently completed training to become instructors of active shooter training, just two days after the Newtown, Conn. massacre in December that killed 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary.

Active-shooter training sessions aren’t new to school districts in Ray County. The county’s SWAT team trains each winter, Bush says. This time, they will train with area police forces.

“Our plan is to go to every school in the county with our entry team and involve the area agencies in our training,” Bush said. “Just like everything else, no one can take everything on. It takes everybody to make it work.”


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