Police Preparedness

, Written by Craig Smullin, Posted: Fri, July 20 2012 at 5:35 PM, Updated: Fri, July 20 2012 at 5:49 PM

Police officers arriving at the scene of Friday morning's shooting in Aurora, Colorado couldn't immediately enter Theatre 9 because they didn't have gas masks. The suspected shooter  exploded tear gas in the theater before he opened fire. As NBC-5's Craig Smullin reports, though each Medford Police Officer is assigned a gas mask... they are not carried in their vehicles. An incident like this however, may change that.

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Craig Smullin

NBC5 News Director Craig Smullin co-anchors NBC5 News at 6 and hosts the 5 on 5 Feature Interview on NBC5 News at 5.

A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, Craig graduated from Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, California with a degree in Recreation Administration and Sports Management.

Since joining NBC5 News in 2005, Craig has performed virtually every job in the newsroom: News and Sports Reporter, Sports Anchor, Producer, series and segment Host and Anchor of NBC5 News at Sunrise and NBC5 News at 5. He became News Director in January, 2014.

When he's not managing a busy newsroom, Craig spends time with his wife, two young sons and two dogs. He is a dedicated fan of the San Francisco 49ers and Portland Trailblazers and loves snow boarding the slopes of Mt. Ashland.

Catch Craig anchoring weekdays on NBC5 News at 6pm.

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