Prepare for the worst, hope for the best.
That’s the adage behind a Feb. 7 program at the United Methodist Church, when Yates County Sheriff’s Office deputies will undergo civilian response training in the case of there being an active shooter on the loose.
“God forbid anything like that would happen in a church or house of worship here, but we have seen recent church shootings like the one in Texas,” Sheriff Ron Spike said.
The training, from 1 to 2:30 p.m., will occur in the basement of the Main Street church. Spike said it will be run by several deputies who have trained for active-shooter scenarios.