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Hundreds train for search operations in Gettysburg

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Visitors to Gettysburg National Military Park may see hundreds of law enforcement officers taking part in a large training exercise Wednesday and Thursday.

Special operations teams from the National Park Service and Pennsylvania State Police, as well as Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon and York counties, are taking part in a search exercise, according to James Zahn, team commander for the Lancaster County Special Emergency Response Team.

Zahn said the exercise was planned to get the teams familiar with each other, to test how they work together during a search operation, and to train members how to track potential suspects and missing persons in large open fields and wooded areas.

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