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Firearms simulator helps Willmar, Minn., law enforcement officers train for real calls

Published 02/17/2012, West Central Tribune

WILLMAR — The screen image of an apparently intoxicated man randomly firing a handgun in an empty parking garage wasn’t real. But, then again, neither was the spray of lethal bullets from the red and blue gun in Officer Chad Oakleaf’s hand. What was very real was the use-of-force and firearms training this week for Oakleaf and 65 other officers from the Willmar Police Department and the Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office.

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