Grand Junction, Colo. (KKCO) --- After a disgruntled man fired several shots into that full meeting Monday evening, three are dead and another three, including the gunman, are injured.
But what does our local government do to prepare for the worst?
After tragic events like the Aurora and Sandy Hook Elementary shootings, law enforcement is working to ensure local officials are ready for any emergency or active threat.
"If you encounter somebody and the hair stand up on the back of your neck there's probably a problem," says Grand Junction Police Officer, Patrick Richardson. "That time you might consider that person a threat and you look at doing something more, either calling us or letting your supervisor know or doing something to protect yourself in the future."
The Grand Junction City Council partnered up with the Police Department last month in a training session to prepare for situations like active shooters.
For any meeting city leaders believe could become contentious... Officials say they will bring in police officers to sit in on the meeting.
However, council members say residents are always welcome and encouraged to voice their opinions.
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