by Kurt Hildebrand

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March 27, 2012
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Sheriff's Advisory Council raising money for simulator

A man driving a pickup spots two bicycle officers talking to a homeless man in an alley. The man steps out of the truck and while the officers are focusing on the homeless man, opens fire on all three.

This actual event is one of dozens included in a simulator used to train officers on when to use deadly force.

Members of the Douglas County Sheriff's Advisory Council are working to raise $175,000 to purchase the simulator, which they say will return its cost in decreased liability.

Council members watched three demonstrations of the VirTra judgmental simulator.

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The Record Courier Updated Apr 5, 2012 07:04AM Published Mar 27, 2012 07:55PM Copyright 2012 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.