Sumiton officers participate in virtual training sessions

(CBS42)
(CBS42)

[lin_video src=http://eplayer.clipsyndicate.com/embed/player.js?aspect_ratio=16×9&auto_next=1&auto_start=0&div_id=videoplayer-1368660879&height=480&page_count=5&pf_id=9624&show_title=1&va_id=4058991&width=640&windows=2 service=syndicaster width=640 height=480 div_id=videoplayer-1368660879 type=script]SUMITON, Ala. (WIAT) — Police in Walker County are training to respond to life or death situations.

Using a firearms simulator, they are getting a virtual feel for real, live open-fire situations.

Officers from Sumiton and surrounding areas are participating in a two-week training course.

During role play, they are faced with all types of scenarios, including shootings and domestic violence calls.

The goal is to determine when deadly force is needed.

However, they are not using real guns.

Since no real ammunition is required for the firearms training, each department is able to save thousands of dollars.

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