Cheyenne Cops Train for Active Shooter, Hope to Never Use Skills
Hopefully, Cheyenne will never see the likes of last week's mass shooting in Nashville, Tennessee that killed six, including three children, but police say they're prepared to take action if needed.
The department on Wednesday conducted active shooter response training at East Ridge (the old Carey Junior High School building).
"All CPD officers participate in active shooter response training on a regular basis," said Public Information Officer Alex Farkas.
"These exercises ensure that every police officer is prepared, tactically, physically, and mentally, to take action during a critical event," she added.
Farkas says yesterday's training wasn't held in response to what happened in Nashville or Monday's false active shooter call at South High School, as it was scheduled several months ago, but such events show why it's important to always be prepared.
"Hopefully, we never need to use these skills, but hope isn't a strategy when it comes to a crisis," said Farkas.
"We want you to know that our officers are prepared to protect you and your family no matter what," she added.