Ind. officers train for stress response


"You've got to be freethinkers," Heffner tells the group. "Think on your feet."

By Jeff Wiehe
The News-Sentinel

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Just days after an 18-year-old made global headlines by shooting eight people in a Finland high school, four officers with the Allen County Sheriff's Department wound their way through the dark hallways of a former mental health facility in an attempt to simulate a response to such a situation.


(AP Photo/John Harrell)
The group followed sounds of gunfire echoing through the empty corridors, each reverberation of fire making the officers change direction, pick up the pace or peek around corners looking for whoever was shooting off a gun.

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