December 14, 2012, is a day Maureen Will would likely remember for the rest of her life. Will, who is head of the Communication Center in Newtown, Connecticut, was in charge the day 20 elementary children and six school staff were shot and killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Sponsored by the Van Wert County Enhanced 9-1-1 emergency system, Will’s presentation, “School Shooting Lessons Learned,” was one of several presentations Wednesday dealing with catastrophically violent situations, such as the Sandy Hook shooting. Other speakers included Van Wert County Sheriff Tom Riggenbach, who spoke on K-9 use and other law enforcement-related issues in conjunction with major shooting incidents; Van Wert Police Officer Greg Blackmore, who spoke on workplace violence and the VWPD’s responses to such incidents, and Deputy Lauck of the Allen County Sheriff’s Office, who spoke on ALICE training in Allen County schools. Read more