Active Shooter Training

"Block your ears" was all I heard before a piercing gunshot rang out.

I was assigned to cover an active shooter training inside the abandoned Osgood Landing site in North Andover with officers from the North Andover and Lawrence Police Departments. It's an honor to be invited to these types of training exercises and be given the opportunity to document the important work that goes into ensuring the publics safety.

 Nikon D4s, 1/1,000 @ f/4, ISO 10,000  North Andover police officer Ashley Kneeland, left, and officer Jason Wedge, right, take part in an active shooter training at Osgood Landing on Wednesday, April 18, 2018. [Wicked Local Staff Photo / David Sokol]

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North Andover police officer Ashley Kneeland, left, and officer Jason Wedge, right, take part in an active shooter training at Osgood Landing on Wednesday, April 18, 2018. [Wicked Local Staff Photo / David Sokol]

 Nikon D4s, 1/1,000 @ f/4, ISO 12,800  Lawrence patrolman Keith Salach, left, and patrolman Carlos Vieira, right, take part in an active shooter training at Osgood Landing on Wednesday, April 18, 2018. [Wicked Local Staff Photo / David Sokol]

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Lawrence patrolman Keith Salach, left, and patrolman Carlos Vieira, right, take part in an active shooter training at Osgood Landing on Wednesday, April 18, 2018. [Wicked Local Staff Photo / David Sokol]

 Nikon D4s, 1/1,000 @ f/4, ISO 18,000  North Andover police officer Jason Wedge checks on a victim as Sergeant Fredy Almanzar and officer Ashley Kneeland provide coverage during an active shooter training at Osgood Landing on Wednesday, April 18, 2018. [Wicked Local Staff Photo / David Sokol]

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North Andover police officer Jason Wedge checks on a victim as Sergeant Fredy Almanzar and officer Ashley Kneeland provide coverage during an active shooter training at Osgood Landing on Wednesday, April 18, 2018. [Wicked Local Staff Photo / David Sokol]

 Nikon D4s, 1/1,000 @ f/4, ISO 18,000  North Andover police Sergeant Fredy Almanzar, left, officer Jason Wedge, center, and Ashley Kneeland, right, take part in an active shooter training at Osgood Landing on Wednesday, April 18, 2018. [Wicked Local Staff Photo / David Sokol]

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North Andover police Sergeant Fredy Almanzar, left, officer Jason Wedge, center, and Ashley Kneeland, right, take part in an active shooter training at Osgood Landing on Wednesday, April 18, 2018. [Wicked Local Staff Photo / David Sokol]