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By Brendan Relaford
For The Sentinel 

Police, hoping for best, train for worst


March 27, 2019

Brendan Relaford

Goldendale Police went through an active shooter training drill Saturday at the Goldendale Middle School, practicing for a scenario no one wants to see.

Goldendale Police Chief Reggie Bartkowski focused on active-shooter scenarios in a six-hour training-session drill on Saturday, March 23. Such drills are now common in schools across the country as a proactive measure to ensure that responders understand the rules and procedures for taking down a perpetrator and getting potential victims out of harm's way. Similar exercises take place in government buildings, churches, businesses and public gathering places, including family homes. Bartkowski says that on-site training in Goldendale includes the City Police, Klickitat County Sheriff's office, Goldendale Fire/EMT, and Washington Fish and Wildlife. Each department is on the same radio frequ...

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