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Deputies Train in Farmer City Schools

Jul 24, 2012

Law Enforcement Officials took advantage of the summer recess to train inside the Farmer City Schools.  DeWitt County Sheriff's Deputies and Farmer City Police trained together on how to rapidly stop violent attacks.  The school setting allowed officers to familiarize themselves with the building, while practicing tactics to protect children.  Officers could be seen training in the hallways of the empty school, armed with only blue plastic training weapons.  Administrators from Blue Ridge Schools and DeWitt County 911 operators also participated.  Sheriff Jered Shofner said that mass shooting last week in Colorado is a reminder of how important it is for this type of training "This class was scheduled a couple months ago, but the news of last week reminds us that this could happen anywhere.  Preperation is key."

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