First responders get ‘active killer’ training at Lodi Memorial

  • Source: Lodi News-Sentinel
  • Published: 06/30/2022 08:00 AM

Some 50 police officers and firefighters responded to the report of a shooter at Adventist Health Lodi Memorial Wednesday morning, and when the situation ended after about an hour, one was in custody. While an “active shooter” incident with multiple victims has not occurred in Lodi, the city’s police department makes sure it will be prepared for such a scenario about every two years. Wednesday morning was such an occasion. The Lodi Police Department partnered with Adventist Health and the Lodi Fire Department to conduct an “active killer” training exercise at the hospital. Once known as “active shooter” scenarios, the exercises have now been renamed and modified to prepare officers for threats regardless of the weapon used, or if a suspect is even armed. Lt. Rick Garcia, spokesman for the department, said officers responded to a simulated active shooter at the hospital and were given a description of the suspect while “en route.”


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