In a community reeling from not only historic flooding but a workplace shooting Wednesday, the Middleton Fire Department is reflecting on its response while looking toward the future.
Officers shot and killed the shooter, identified as 43-year-old Anthony Y. Tong, of Madison, who attacked people at a Middleton software company, injuring several, officials said.
“We train on it, but we lived it yesterday,” Fire Chief Aaron Harris said. “It’s tough,” Capt. Deneen Wiske said. “It’s tough to wrap your mind around this.”
Wiske said even with all the training in the world, it's something you can never be fully prepared for.
“How can you, really?” Wiske said. “It's the cliché of, 'It can't happen here,' or 'It won't happen here.' And it happened here."