Logan Police Chief: never say never about school shootings

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The U.S. House of Representatives plans to vote next week on a school safety bill in response to the recent deadly assault on a Florida high school. 

Logan City Councilman Tom Jensen asked Logan City Police Chief Gary Jensen at Tuesday’s council meeting if something like that could ever happen here. His answer was “never say never.” But the chief also said the officers managing the schools are doing a fantastic job.

“Our job, initially of course, is to stop the violence,” Jensen exclaimed. “Stop the violence. Nothing else matters until we stop the violence. Then there is a lot of work to be done to make sure that things are actually safe after the shots have stopped. 

“That’s when we partner with our fire partners to start working on safely extracting injured people and minimizing the aftermath.”

The chief said at any given time there may only be five or six officers out on the street, but when a call comes in there’s help from North Logan, Utah State University, the Utah Highway Patrol, the Division of Wildlife Resources and other organizations.

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