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20 law enforcement agencies train in Tama

August 26, 2017
By John Speer - Editor ( , Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

Officers from 20 different law enforcement agencies were in Tama last week for what was described as "a highly intensive training program requiring a physical demand on the student."

The three-day session - Basic Tactical Medical Instructor Training Program - aims to instruct officers to treat life-threatening injuries to others or themselves in circumstances lacking medical equipment and trained medical personnel.

Joining Tama Police officers were officers from Meskwaki Nation Tribal Police, Marshall, Cass, Polk, Adair, Johnson, Lee County sheriffs' offices. Dyersville, Fort Dodge, Colfax, Hiawatha, Des Moines, Asbury, Atlantic, Mitchellville and Grundy Center police departments and the Iowa State and Wisconsin State patrols.

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Some of the officers and the instructors at a three law enforcement training session in Tama last week included (l-r) Sgt. Eric Lindsey, Meskwaki Nation Tribal Police, Jarade Purk and Chief Jason Bina, Tama Police Dept., instructors Jerry Moran, Robert Peek, Cruz Chavez and Al Quintera, all from Artesia, N.M., and Tama officers Brandon Boldt and Neil Frizzell. Attendees were from 20 agencies from across Iowa and the Wisconsin State Patrol. -Photos provided

The course description says it is a "systematic approach to dealing with casualties in a tactical environment."

All four instructors were from Artesia N.M., including Cruz Chavez, Jerry Moran, Robert Peek, and Al Quintera.

Adding local support for the training were Iowa Premium which donated ribeyes, Rube's donating grill / potatoes, Caseys- donuts, Jiffy South- Gatorade, Big T- donuts, Fareway- large fruit tray, Crystal Kaufman- donated cookies, bars, and pies and Mark Patterson for water.

Brenda Youngbear performed grilling duties and volunteers were Mindy Benson, Jeremy Cremens and Kellie Pansegrau, to assist in acting for situations.



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