By Tim Kowols
In the wake of Sunday’s mass shooting in Las Vegas, Captain Dan Brinkman of the Sturgeon Bay Police Department is hosting a Civilian Response Active Shooter Event Presentation Wednesday evening. Having gone through the training to teach the course two years ago, Brinkman has presented the information to prepare businesses in the Sturgeon Bay Industrial Park for such incidents. Citing the importance of Avoid, Deny, and Defend, Brinkman says the approach to active shooter events has changed a lot since the 1999 Columbine shooting.
Only 80,000 people across the country are trained to teach active shooting training to public and private groups. Brinkman will host a 90-minute Civilian Response Active Shooter Event Presentation in the downstairs area Sonny’s Italian Kitchen in Sturgeon Bay beginning at 5 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.