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By David Martin

Airport hosts active shooter drill


Star photo by David Martin

Prezley Dillon lays on the floor, pretending to have been shot at the Southwest Wyoming Regional Airport Saturday. The airport hosted an active shooter drill in coordination with emergency responders throughout Sweetwater County.

As 147 people prepared to board a direct flight to Wendover, Nev., for long weekend of fun Saturday afternoon, airport and emergency management officials prepared for a situation everyone hopes won't ever happen.

The Southwest Wyoming Regional Airport hosted an emergency response drill for several agencies, using an active-shooter scenario to test agencies' preparedness. The airport solicited volunteers to play the role of passengers caught up in the gunfire, some of whom ultimately needing treatment for injuries. According to airport manager Devon Brubaker, the airport hosts an emergency d...

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