URBANA, Ohio (WDTN) - Area law enforcement officers are brushing up their emergency skills in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings.
The Urbana Police Department is putting its staff through simulator training this week to keep officers sharp.
"In the firearm simulator, the training is really geared toward officers. They are required to make a life or death decision in a split second," said Sgt. Ed Burkhammer.
The training comes at a time when the marathon bombings are fresh on officers' minds. Sgt. Burkhammer says the department can never be too prepared.
"So many things are happening in our country and even in the State of Ohio, that we have to be prepared for and this is the type of training that helps us be prepared for those things that you really can't prepare for in life," said Burkhammer.
The police department started training Tuesday and will finish Thursday afternoon.
The Ohio Attorney General's Office provide the training free of charge.
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