2-12-15 Law enforcement

Local law enforcement trained Hardin County School teachers, left to right: Auxiliary Deputy Brian Burton, Sheriff Jerry Fricker, Auxiliary Deputy Patrick Meyer, Deputy Joe Jenkins, Deputy Garison Mott, Auxiliary Deputy Jimmy Ray Rose, Auxiliary Deputy Jeff Rorer, Deputy Billy Duncan, Deputy Wendell Conkle, Deputy Brian Reed, Deputy Rusty Warren, Auxiliary Deputy Mike Burton. –photo furnished

By Victoria McDonald, Assistant Principal Hardin County Schools

While the students were enjoying their last day of winter break this January, the Hardin County CUSD #1 faculty and staff were working hard to improve the safety of the school in a crisis situation. Local law enforcement agencies attended and helped facilitate the training. They included: Hardin County Sherriff’s Department, Elizabethtown Police, Cave In Rock Police, and Rosiclare Police.

During the meeting, various scenarios were discussed and talked through, which lead to lengthy discussions and troubleshooting potential problems. In addition, the law enforcement agencies were able to perform live drills with the assistance of the teachers. Even though this was simply training, it was reported by many participants to be very intense and nerve racking, but necessary and well worth the uneasiness of the situations.

From the February 12, 2015 issue of the Hardin County Independent