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Oro Valley Police Officer Donald Topar uses a breach round to open a simulated locked door during a training exercise Monday afternoon. Every officer within the department went through an active shooter training, which took place at Pusch Ridge Christian Academy and the Pima Pistol Club.
Sgt. Robert Goddard speaks to Oro Valley police officers during a breach training exercise Monday.
Sgt. Zach Pierce readies himself for a training exercise demonstration as Officer Mike Gracie tells him the situation he is going into.
Sgt. Robert Goddard explains to Oro Valley police officers about the angles they should take with shooting a lock off of a door.
During a training exercise demonstration, Officer Mike Gracie, left, and Sgt. Zach Pierce stand over Officer Anthony Castiglia, who played the role of an active shooter. Simulation ammunition, which fired paint pellets, was used in the exercise to check the officer’s aim.
Officer Mike Gracie demonstrates how to breach open a door using a battering ram.
During a training exercise demonstration, Sgt. Zach Pierce shoots at Officer Anthony Castiglia, who played the role of an active shooter as Officer Mike Gracie, left, monitored.
Sgt. Robert Goddard explains to Oro Valley police officers about the angles they should take with shooting a lock off of a door at the Pima Pistol Club.
Simulation ammunition, which fires paint-filled pellets, was used for the training exercises at Pusch Ridge Christian Academy last week and this week.
Shotgun breaching rounds like this are used for shooting off locks and hinges to open doors. The round is packed copper powder, which dissipates immediately after it’s fired as not to hurt anything beyond the door.