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Mason City, Iowa – We spoke with local law enforcement officers about their feelings when they hear about scary incidents like what happened to the Sheriff in West Virginia.
Chief Michael Lashbrook with the Mason City Police Department says he knows that being a cop can mean risking your life.
He tells us hearing the news of these shootings is disturbing, but adds, he’s not entirely shocked either.
“Look at the public shootings those are tragic enough and obviously gets a great deal of response from the communities and then it gets to elected officials and those that are sworn to protect to some degree that takes it to a whole different level,” said Lashbrook.
Chief Lashbrook says he always advises his officers to be prepared for any situation, and reminds them that anything can happen.