Troy's Emergency Response Team In Action

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By Sarah Cantey

 A gunman kills 6 people wounding 13 in California. 

 
This tragedy reminds us of the importance of quick response by first responders. 
 
Here's an up close look at Troy's emergency response team in action, showcasing a new tactical rescue vehicle that could save lives. Helping the E-R-T is the Department of Public Safety's air unit. 
 
Troy's team's been around for more than 20 years and is dispatched to at least a dozen times each year to high risk situations. 
 
Lt. Bryan Weed, with Troy Police said, "It's a way of using less lethal force to try to end situations. And that is the ultimate goal is to find a peaceful end where nobody gets hurt, the suspect nor us. And that's what we train for. 
 
Representative Alan Boothe helped get this vehicle to the streets of Troy and the best part, it costs not a penny. The city gets it's for nothing and is only responsible for the maintenance. 


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