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Employees with the Mecosta County Courthouse will be getting training on how to react and deal with dangerous situations, if they were to ever happen.


Sheriff Todd Purcell says his deputies will be educating county employees on how to deal with hostage situations or if there was a gunman in the area.


“When we started the security committee for the Mecosta County Court Building, some of the committee members wanted our office to give training to county employees when critical instances occur like an active shooter other disturbances in the county of Mecosta.”   


Purcell adds the goal is to have those employees be prepared to react if ever in a critical situation and instances.  

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