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By Dallas Smith

Active shooter exercise for downtown raises safety concerns


Klickitat County Emergency Management will conduct an active shooter exercise Sept. 27, on Main Street from Columbus to Golden Street. While previous active shooter scenarios have been conducted by law enforcement for law enforcement personnel, this one instead focuses on city businesses and their preparedness in dealing with such a situation.

The purpose of the exercise is to encourage local businesses to prepare for a possible disaster. Main Street will be barricaded to prevent vehicles from interrupting the drill. The “shooter” will go to each business and attempt to enter the premises while simulating gunfire. “It’s just a way for the store owners to be aware in the event of a...

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Reader Comments

quickdraw writes:

For another view point of what we are witnessing.

jimmiemf writes:

Come on, Sentinel staff. Let's leave the door unlocked. Show this shooter what we're made of.


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