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Members of Lawrence Police Department Train for Active Shooter Situations

In 2017 there has been more than one mass shooting a day in our country according to www.massshootingtracker.org.

Members of the Lawrence Police Department received training on active shooter situations.

Last week four members of the Lawrence Police Department attended a conference in Texas. At the conference they got a reminder of why they continue to train.

The third deadliest shooting in U.S. history happened just a week ago. 25 people and an unborn child died after a gunman opened fire at a church in Texas.

Captain Troy Squire and three other members of the LPD were an hour away taking part in four days of intensive training.

He says the LPD is prepared through training to neutralize and stop a mass shooting if it happened in Lawrence but doesn’t think as a society, we’re as prepared.

The LPD is offering free active shooter response training to all organizations in Lawrence.

They have done training for groups such as churches, banks, medical offices and even the arts center.

The training includes what people can do to save their lives, defend themselves if need be and what to expect when law enforcement arrives. Any group or organization can request training by calling the Lawrence Police Department or emailing Captain Squire at squire@lkpd.org

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