Medford police officers train for active shooter

Medford, Ore. — If you heard the sound of gun shots near Riverside Avenue and Highway 62 Friday afternoon, it was all part of a training exercise for Medford police.

Officers were training for three different scenarios: riot control or mobile response, building searches and active shooter scenarios.

“The threats always out there,” MPD Detective Kirk Cromwell says, “we don’t get to choose where it’s gonna show up or when it’s gonna show up, but we have to be prepared for it.”

This is one of a dozen trainings officers take part in each year. At least one topic is covered every month.

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