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By Don Ogle
Sun-Telegraph Editor 

Local agencies participate in large-scale exercise

Responders work on roles for real-world possibilities


Responders in law enforcement and emergency services often respond to difficult and tense situations. But there are scenarios which none of those responders would like to see.

Today the news is filled with numerous reports of mass shootings, hostage situations, natural disasters and any number of incidents where multiple agencies respond.

Last Saturday, local agencies held an exercise where responders dealt with three practice incidents designed to test the abilities of those responding. While not being specific on incident makeup, Sheriff John Jenson said the scenarios were “the type fou...

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