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Law enforcement train for shooting scenarios

Law enforcement train for shooting scenarios

The Munster Police Department served as host for a training program teaching law enforcement how to handle school shooting scenarios.

March 27, 2013 7:33 pm
Law enforcement, public must work together

Law enforcement, public must work together

Police enter a real estate building last May in Valparaiso after a gunman fired shots inside.

February 17, 2013 12:00 am
Gunman dead following hostage standoff

Gunman dead following hostage standoff

Carolyn Biesen, left, and another hostage, run May 25 from the Prudential Executive Group building in Valparaiso as police protect them during a standoff with a gunman who later took his own life.

December 29, 2012 3:01 pm
SWAT teams don't just learn on the fly

SWAT teams don't just learn on the fly

A SWAT officer runs to a standoff with a gunman inside a Prudential building May 25 in Valparaiso.

July 08, 2012 12:00 am
SWAT teams don't just learn on the fly

SWAT teams don't just learn on the fly

Police talk with a SWAT medic during standoff with a gunman May 25 inside a Prudential Executive real estate building in Valparaiso.

July 08, 2012 12:00 am
SWAT teams don't just learn on the fly

SWAT teams don't just learn on the fly

Police surround a Prudential Executive real estate business May 25 in Valparaiso after a gunman fired shots inside the building.

July 08, 2012 12:00 am
Law enforcement execute search warrant at gunman's home

Law enforcement execute search warrant at gunman's home

The Times' Sarah Tompkins gives you a front-row seat to law enforcement executing a search warrant at Valparaiso gunman Roy Ferguson's property Friday.

May 26, 2012 12:00 am
VIDEO: Standoff in Valparaiso

VIDEO: Standoff in Valparaiso

A standoff with police at a real estate office ended shortly before 5 p.m. Police said the gunman suffered two self-inflicted gunshot wounds to the head.

May 25, 2012 10:07 pm
Chief: Officers went by the book in stabilizing standoff

Chief: Officers went by the book in stabilizing standoff

A police negotiator runs down Roosevelt Road during a police standoff with a gunman at a Prudential Executive building in Valparaiso on Friday.

May 25, 2012 3:47 pm
Fiancee says Valpo gunman was a loving man, a former hero

Fiancee says Valpo gunman was a loving man, a former hero

Police enter the Prudential Executive Group building in Valparaiso after a gunman fired shots inside Friday. The hostage taker, Roy L. Ferguson, 48, likely suffered three gunshot wounds from two different weapons, Porter County Coroner Chuck Harris said Saturday. That report comes one day af…

May 25, 2012 3:28 pm
Gunman dead following hostage standoff

Gunman dead following hostage standoff

Police surround the Prudential Executive Group building in Valparaiso after a gunman fired shots inside.

May 25, 2012 3:23 pm
Gunman dead following hostage standoff

Gunman dead following hostage standoff

Police enter the Prudential Executive Group building in Valparaiso during Friday's standoff.

May 25, 2012 3:23 pm
Gunman dead following hostage standoff

Gunman dead following hostage standoff

One of the hostages, left, is comforted Friday after being released from the Prudential Executive Group building in Valparaiso during a police standoff with a gunman.

May 25, 2012 3:18 pm
Gunman dead following hostage standoff

Gunman dead following hostage standoff

Carolyn Biesen, left, and another hostage, run Friday from the Prudential Executive Group building in Valparaiso as police protect them during a standoff.

May 25, 2012 3:01 pm
Gunman dead following hostage standoff

Gunman dead following hostage standoff

Two unidentified hostages run for cover Friday after emerging from the Prudential Executive Group building in Valparaiso during a standoff.

May 25, 2012 2:46 pm
Gunman dead following hostage standoff

Gunman dead following hostage standoff

An Indiana State Police officer talks on a cellphone during a standoff Friday at the Prudential Executive Group building in Valparaiso.

May 25, 2012 2:46 pm
Gunman dead following hostage standoff

Gunman dead following hostage standoff

Police, with guns drawn, approach the door of the Prudential Executive Group building in Valparaiso on Friday after a gunman entered the building.

May 25, 2012 2:31 pm
Police: Woman, baby held during stand-off

Police: Woman, baby held during stand-off

A Hammond Police SWAT team member responds to a reported hostage situation at 4 Waltham St. in Hammond on Sunday.

September 11, 2011 4:20 pm
Police: Robbery suspect fires at officers; officers secure scene

Police: Robbery suspect fires at officers; officers secure scene

Dozens of police cars are lined up in the 13300 block of Brainard Avenue after a shooting situation Thursday in Chicago's Hegewisch neighborhood.

February 17, 2011 11:40 pm
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