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Perrysburg Twp Police drilled on when to shoot

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PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, OH (Toledo News Now) -

Perrysburg Township Police got a lesson in how to stay safe during a series of live-action drills Monday.

Officers learned through real-life scenarios what it's like trying to dodge a bullet. One drill taught them how to duck and run.

"This is life-saving stuff," said Deputy Chief Mike Gilmore. "The stuff we're shooting at them stings."

A second drill taught officers when they should shoot their weapon, and how sometimes they only have a split second to make the right decision.

"Even if you have the gun pointed at somebody and their back is to you, they can still shoot you before you can shoot," Gilmore said.

The lessons will help officers better protect and serve the public and keep them safe throughout their careers.

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