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Nebraska State Patrol recruits go through crash scenarios

Nebraska State Patrol recruits go through car crash training
Published: Nov. 9, 2021 at 9:58 PM CST
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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - There was lot of sirens going off in Grand Island Tuesday morning at the Nebraska State Patrol training center.

It was all a part of the first aid, traffic control and accident investigation training for the State Patrol recruits looking to earn their badges.

The recruits went through a number of scenarios simulating a car crash. Tuesday was their test, but beforehand they had a weeks worth of lessons to prepare them for the events.

Not only were real cars used as props in the training, local fire departments and actors role playing car crash victims helped to make the scenes seem almost realistic.

”A big part of being a police officer is accident investigation. It’s one of our primary duties so, I mean, it’s pretty important that you learn this step,” Trooper Christopher Slocum said.

The 13 recruits were graded on their ability to complete the training course.

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