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Smith County Sheriff's Office hosting free active shooter training session Thursday

SMITH COUNTY, TX (KLTV) -

Smith County Sheriff's Office:

As witnessed in Florida last week, terrible acts of violence continue to affect our lives and the lives of those we love. These events can happen anywhere at any time. Whether due to terrorism, work place violence, or the act of a mentally unstable person, our society continues to be the target of these attacks. Are you prepared? Sheriff Larry R. Smith and the Smith County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Smith County Young Republicans and Lone Star Church is presenting this “free training” to the public.

This training, “Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events”, teaches what happens during an event. The human response both physical and psychological, common actions of the actor, law enforcement response and actions you can take to help you and your loved ones survive the attack.

The training will be tonight, Thursday, February 22nd, at 6:00 p.m. at the Lone Star Church, 604 West 4th Street, in Tyler.

This subject is graphic and some portions of the training may not be suitable for children. Parents are strongly encouraged to “not” bring children younger than 13 to the training. For more information on the Smith County Sheriff’s Office visit www.smithcountysheriff.com. The Sheriff’s Office also has a FB page and can be followed on Twitter at @SmithCSO.

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