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Perrysburg Twp Police drilled on when to shoot

PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, OH (Toledo News Now) -

PerrysburgTownship Police got a lesson in how to stay safe during a series of live-actiondrills Monday.

Officerslearned through real-life scenarios what it's like trying to dodge a bullet. Onedrill taught them how to duck and run.

"Thisis life-saving stuff," said Deputy Chief Mike Gilmore. "The stuff we'reshooting at them stings."

Asecond drill taught officers when they should shoot their weapon, and howsometimes they only have a split second to make the right decision.

"Evenif you have the gun pointed at somebody and their back is to you, they canstill shoot you before you can shoot," Gilmore said.

Thelessons will help officers better protect and serve the public and keep themsafe throughout their careers.

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