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Disaster drill helps Colquitt Co. law enforcement


By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  A disaster drill in Moultrie gave law enforcement a chance to evaluate how they can better work together in the event of a real disaster.

The Moultrie drill created this scenario, Commander Ben Morris played the part of the bank robber. Volunteers played victims forced out of the bank by the suspect and then shot as they ran to their vehicles. The robber held several hostages inside and even threatened to set the pretend bank on fire. The scenario gave law enforcement plenty to review.

"You can't completely know what's going to happen but you know based on past experiences you can kind of, you can kind of create a scenario that's realistic enough that it's going to better train us and equip us to know what to do in one of those situations," said Cpl. Dave Underwood, Moultrie Police.

The entire drill lasted about an hour and a half and included police, fire, EMS, SWAT, Colquitt County Sheriff's officers, and other law enforcement.

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