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Becoming the Badge: Active Shooter

This week at the academy, the El Paso police recruits train for a situation all too common in our country: a mass shooting.

This week at the academy, the El Paso police recruits train for a situation all too common in our country: a mass shooting.

2017 was the deadliest year for mass shootings, with 345, according to advocacy group Gun Violence Archive, a nonprofit organization that defines a mass shooting as one in which four or more individuals, (not including the gunman), are shot.

You’ve seen the images of students, concertgoers and church members running for their lives amid chaos and horror.

You've also seen the police officers go rushing in.

This week, these future police officers are training for what will happen once they get inside because it is up to them to stop the killing and save lives.


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