Sunday, March 30, 2014

An Opportunity For Excellent Blog Fodder

A notice in this mornings Spokesman Review.

The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office will host an eight-week Citizen’s Academy on officer-involved shooting incidents beginning April 7. The academy is open to the public. 

Sessions will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. every Monday through May 26 at the Sheriff’s Office Training Center, 10319 E. Appleway Blvd. 

People who sign up must commit to attending at least seven of the eight sessions. People will have the opportunity to hear from investigators with the Spokane Investigative Regional Response Team, which investigates officer-involved shootings. There will be hands-on defensive tactics training and a live-fire demonstration. Deputies who have been involved in previous on-the-job shootings will also speak. 

Space is limited and background checks are required. Those interested in attending must register in advance by calling Deputy Travis Pendell at (509) 477-6044 or emailing

Unfortunately, the short notice combined with my already busy schedule prevent my attendance. I am bummed.

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