Marietta hosts Las Vegas Remembrance on Oct. 9

In remembrance of those affected by the Las Vegas tragedy, Marietta city officials, with the Marietta Police Department, will conduct a community gathering 6-10 p.m. Oct. 9 at the Marietta Performing Arts Center, 1171 Whitlock Ave., Marietta on the campus of Marietta High School.

Residents are asked to bring their questions and concerns about what they can and should do if they find themselves in the middle of an active-shooter situation.

Also, a free seminar on Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events will be presented to help participants understand how their actions can help first responders protect the innocent and limit the number of casualties.

CRASE is a nationally recognized program where law enforcement officers present best practice methods that were developed by Texas State University and the FBI.

Marietta Police officers have taken Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training, ALERRT’s version of the CRASE course which is taught by the same instructors.

Due to the frank nature of the discussion, officials do not recommend this class for anyone under the age of 13.

Partnerships are still forming and other agencies may participate, according to Marietta officials.


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