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By Max Erikson

Ready for a worst case no one wants


April 18, 2018

Max Erikson

ACTIVE SHOOTER READINESS: County and city agencies ran an active-shooter readiness drill Friday, pretending an active shooter was holed up in the county courthouse with mounting casualties. Top: a police officer guards the entrance to the courthouse.

Members of city and county law enforcement agencies, together with personnel of regional and county fire departments and emergency responders, joined together to participate in an Active Shooter Full-Scale Exercise at the Klickitat County Courthouse on April 12, to train for a worst-case scenario: a person attempting a mass shooting.

The exercise was a chance for county employees to practice their Active Threat Plan and for local first responders and hospital staff to practice a real-time coordinated response to a mass-casualty incident.

Agencies that participated included: Goldendale Police Department (GPD), Klickitat County Sheriff's Office (KCSO), Washington State Parks Law Enforce...

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