CPD looking at what can be learned from Virginia shooting respon - WRCBtv.com | Chattanooga News, Weather & Sports

CPD looking at what can be learned from Virginia shooting response

Posted: Updated:

Channel 3 spoke with Chattanooga Police following the Virginia shooting Wednesday morning that injured Louisiana Congressman Steve Scalise.

READ MORE | Congressman Steve Scalise, four others shot at Alexandria, Virginia, baseball field

During his career, Deputy Police Chief David Roddy has traveled across the country teaching officers how to respond to SWAT and active shooter situations.

He tells the officers he trains to be prepared for anything and think about everything.

“Your response, the training those officers should have gone through, how they would be coming into it, how they would position themselves, all very greatly depend upon what that incident looks like,” said Deputy Chief Roddy.

He says one of the special circumstances Wednesday morning is that the shooting happened outside which made it more difficult and dangerous for those officers who responded.

“That just increases the threat level that those officers are coming into. It also speaks to the bravery of those officers coming into a situation that fluid and that large and that ever changing,” said Deputy Chief Roddy.

He says he has a friend who works for the federal government in the Washington D.C. area and they’ve been communicating today about the shooting. He wants to find out more about what they’ve learned from the response and how it can be applied to better training and preparation in Chattanooga.

He adds that he hopes law enforcement officials in Virginia have the kind of community support that police and emergency personnel had in Chattanooga following the July 16, 2015 shooting that left four United States Marines dead and one Navy Sailor dead.

WEEKLY CIRCULARS
  • NewsMore>>

  • Army Sgt. Bergdahl pleads guilty to deserting his post

    Army Sgt. Bergdahl pleads guilty to deserting his post

    Monday, October 16 2017 7:41 PM EDT2017-10-16 23:41:12 GMT
    Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is expected to plead guilty Monday to charges that he endangered comrades by walking away from a remote post in Afghanistan in 2009.More
    Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is expected to plead guilty Monday to charges that he endangered comrades by walking away from a remote post in Afghanistan in 2009.More
  • Leaves: To rake, or not to rake?

    Leaves: To rake, or not to rake?

    Monday, October 16 2017 7:25 PM EDT2017-10-16 23:25:55 GMT

    Photosynthesis is still occurring. This means, plants are still converting the sun's light to energy. But if the sun isn't getting through to the grass, this can be harmful.

    More

    Photosynthesis is still occurring. This means, plants are still converting the sun's light to energy. But if the sun isn't getting through to the grass, this can be harmful.

    More
  • Correction: Las Vegas Shooting story

    Correction: Las Vegas Shooting story

    Monday, October 16 2017 7:24 PM EDT2017-10-16 23:24:36 GMT
    Nearly two weeks after one of the most horrific crimes in U.S. history, authorities have yet to sort out the basic facts surrounding the case of a high-stakes video poker player who murdered 58 people from his...More
    Nearly two weeks after one of the most horrific crimes in U.S. history, authorities have yet to sort out the basic facts surrounding the case of a high-stakes video poker player who murdered 58 people from his high-rise hotel room in Las Vegas.More
Powered by Frankly