A man walks into an office and begins shooting; a young student has a rifle in a classroom. These scenarios are ripped out of the headlines and too horrific for most people to think of, but these situations are exactly what deputies dealt with on Wednesday as they went through training with the Special Enforcement Bureau of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
The day began at Eliot Middle School in Altadena with deputies from Crescenta Valley and Altadena Sheriff Stations in a classroom. Deputy Jim Corrigan of the Special Enforcement Bureau (the sheriff department’s version of the Special Weapons and Tactics) described situations that both he and his team have encountered throughout L.A. County, siimilar to “shooter-type” scenarios like the Columbine High School and Virginia Tech incidents as well as shootings that have happened outside the country.
“Every time [this type of crime] happens we learn from it,” he told the deputies.