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Officers Train At High Speeds On Daimler Blvd

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The York County Sheriff’s Office is holding their annual Emergency Vehicle Operations Training all this week. Daimler Boulevard between Highway 49 and Highway 274 is closed for this training.

This is mandatory training for all the officers.

Each officer must pass an obstacle course that is two miles long at high speeds, without knocking over any cones.

“They come out here and they are put through a series of obstacles,” said York County Sheriff’s Office Lt. for the Training Division, Brian Boling. “They simulate different things they would encounter just on a regular routine patrol.

The Sheriff’s Office says this training is to test their skills and to keep the officer’s safe.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, most officer related deaths occur in vehicle accidents. In this year to date, there have been 22 line-of-duty officer deaths and 11 of them were due to vehicle accidents.

“Ideally, it’s just a good refresher and it’s a form of measurement for us to make sure they are adhering to the safe driving principles that the Sheriff’s office stands behind,” said Boling.

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