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Sheriff Joey Terrell is proud to introduce a new training that he is offering to the general public. It’s all too often that we hear and read about active shooter events from the news and social media. We are often approached by schools, businesses, and community leaders for direction and presentations on what they should do if confronted with an active shooter event.  This year Sheriff Terrell sent Lt. Matt Wurtz and Capt. Floyd Canup to The Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) course hosted by Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) Center at Texas State University.

This (CRASE) course is designed and built on the Avoid, Deny, and Defend strategy developed by ALERRT in 2004, which provides strategies, guidance and a proven plan for surviving an active shooter event.  Topics covered in the course include the history and prevalence of active shooter events, the role of professional guardians, civilian response options, medical issues, and drills.

Lt. Matt Wurtz and Capt. Floyd Canup are certified Georgia instructors and have become trained in this course. We encourage people to inquire how they can help safeguard themselves and their businesses to know what to do in the event that they are faced with an active shooter. Lt. Matt Wurtz can be contacted at (706) 839-0526 or E-mail at

Thank you and God Bless you,

Sheriff Joey Terrell