Active shooter training grades officers on shooting skill

LAKE CITY, AR (KAIT)-  Gunshots rang out at the old Riverside High School in Lake City Tuesday.

Officers from all across Craighead County were being graded on their shooting abilities.

Instead of real bullets, they used "simunition" which are loaded with soap instead of hot lead.

Sheriff Marty Boyd says training like this is vital to officers at any stage in their careers.  "This type of training offers real world training. Scenarios we many see everyday. The more we train the better we're going to be at doing our jobs and the better we perform and protect the citizens that it's our job to do," Boyd said.

Lt. Aaron Davis with the Craighead County Sheriff's Department said,"It helps when you're training with those smaller agencies and other agencies when you're responding to the same incident."

About 60 officers took part in the special training.

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