Local LEOs, hospital staff hold active killer drill at St. Vincent-Salem Hospital

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Local law enforcement officers and hospital staff worked together Wednesday morning to help plan for something they, and everyone else, hope will never happen.

Signs were posted throughout the building, warning patients, their friends and family, and any staff not notified of an active killer (previously referred to as an active shooter drill) at the hospital.

Afterwards, officers and staff gathered in the conference room to discuss how the drill went and different changes that could be made to make the hospital safer for employees, patients and guests.

"This is very important because how they train is how they'll ultimately react," said Sheriff's Deputy and certified trainer Joe Keltner.

For more about the drill, see an upcoming edition of The Salem Leader-Democrat.

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