The Edmonson County Sheriff's Department and Mammoth Cave National Park hosted a training session on February 2nd at the local high school to address school violence and active shooter situations.
Ranger Josh Clemons and Lieutenant Shane Doyle headed up the training, which brought together officers from the sheriff's department, National Park Service, Brownsville City Police, Kentucky State Police, and Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife. Over 20 officers drilled using realistic weapons, incorporating tactics and training from every level of law enforcement.
"The training was something that was sorely needed in our area, and with the outcry from concerned parents in the county that I was hearing, I felt like it was a necessity," Doyle said.
The two hosting agencies also provided "active shooter" classroom training for police and educators in the county. The classroom sessions were taught by Doyle and Clemons. About 100 people attended.
"We were overwhelmed by the response we got from the teachers and staff about this training," Doyle said. "It shows that everyone really cares."