First responders train for court shooter scenario
Mobile Ala. (WPMI) —
Law Enforcement Officers were put to the test Thursday to see how they would react in a shooter situation inside of the courtroom.
Several scenarios were played out by Instructors and First Responders. The training is called "Run Fight Hide"
Judge Don Davis of the Probate court says sometimes emotions in the courtroom can run high. That's why he says it's important to know how to react when something his wrong.
"Family's dealing with issues can cause the emotions to just boil up on a moments notice. Practically any kind of case we hear, if theres a dispute between the family, it can boil up real fast," said Davis.
This was the second training held in the private court since 2014.
Prior to the hands-on training, First Responders got classroom instruction.
The officers used training weapons and blank ammunition, and safety equipment.
"Our Law enforcement Officers benefit from training. You train train train train train so hopefully if something comes up and you need to use that training, you're ready," said Davis.
Instructors hope that with each training, they learn what to doin a dangerous situation.
"As we saw today, we're going to take some additional steps theres some new things that came to light through today's exercise," said Davis.
Judge Davis says this kind of training is important and relevant because of the recent incidents that have happened inside of courtrooms around the nation.