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Sheriff: 9/11, school shootings changed law enforcement

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The Washington County Sheriff says the overall role of local law enforcement has changed since the terrorist attacks of 2001. Jerry Dunbar the shootings at Columbine, Virginia Tech and Northern Illinois have also had an impact. He says officers were once trained to “take cover and wait for loads of back up.” He says now they need to be ready to “respond immediately.”


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