Active shooter training a good investment

Published 7:58 pm Thursday, March 13, 2014

As Lt. Greg Wright stood in front of a packed audience at the rec center this week, he talked about a harsh reality no one ever wants to face: the threat of facing an active shooter in your home or workplace.

The program is designed to give employees practical, effective information and tips on how to protect themselves and others during terrifying and dangerous situations.

And while we certainly all hope to never face such danger or decisions, we know all too well that danger can strike anyone at any time. A Troy couple who were victims of a home invasion have been sharing their first-hand account with class participants, drilling home the danger of the situation and the decisions that must be made in seconds in order to save a life.

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The program is available to businesses and groups as needed, law enforcement officers said, and it’s a valuable investment.

Kudos for the City of Troy for stepping up and offering this program to its employees. And while we ultimately hope to never face that kind of active shooter danger here in Pike County, we hope more businesses will take advantage of the training to help prepare their employees in case danger comes calling.