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Danville Sheriff's Office Receives M16 Rifles For Emergencies

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Danville, VA - The Danville Sheriff's Office now has 20 new rifles ready to go in case of an emergency.

They received the M-16 rifles on loan from the Department of Defense and they have recently trained all of their officers on how to use them. This way, they say, if there is some kind of emergency like a shooting, they will be prepared.

The officers will not carry them around. They will be in a secured area, but if something happens, they are able to access them.

"We want to be prepared in case there's a worse case scenario, like a Fort Hood type incident, something like that," said Sgt. Greg Roberts, Danville Sheriff's Office.

They applied for the rifles through a program associated with Virginia State Police.

 

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