The Vernon County Sheriff’s Office hosted it’s third annual active shooter training Wednesday morning.

Vernon County Sheriff Jason Mosher said this training event was held at the Northeast Vernon County School in Walker, Mo and will conclude their active shooter training for this year.

“We have had some great training this year and hope to work with the schools throughout our county next year as well,” he said.

The training started with a presentation from the sheriff’s office and included members of the Missouri State Highway Patrol and Missouri Conservation Department. As with previous training at other schools, the sheriff’s office included dispatch in their training by receiving a 911 call.

“When the teachers heard simulated gun shots, they called 911 and spoke to a dispatcher just like they would in real life. The call then went out to deputies on the radio alerting the deputies of the training active shooter event” said Mosher.

The Sheriff said their training exercise was concluded with a follow-up session with the staff and students to answer any questions they may have had. Lunch for all law enforcement personnel that attended was then provided by Madilan’s Kitchen from Schell City, Mo.