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Former St. Croix County deputy and firearms training specialist Tom Vandeberg instructs Pam Brokaw on what to expect from the deadly force simulator that students at the Citizen Police Academy got a chance to experience at last week's class. Photo by Meg Heaton

Cops and guns; citizens get hands-on training

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When it comes to the use of deadly force, even a simulation can lead to some real stress.

That's what students at the HPD's Citizen Police Academy found out last week when they got a chance to use a training simulator that had them deciding whether to shoot or not.


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Meg Heaton
Meg Heaton has been a reporter with the Hudson Star Observer since 1990. She has a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and Native American Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
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