Searching for the suspect
The Goodhue County Sheriff's Office Emergency Response Team spent the day Wednesday, April 12, at Red Wing's Memorial Park to work on search and apprehension training.
Throughout the scheduled event from noon to 7 p.m., the ERT focused its training around one common goal: keeping the suspect's safety a priority.
K-9 Ambush, handled by Deputy Matt Bowron, was alongside the team to aid in finding participants playing the role of suspects. Officers set up scenarios with one to two suspects with assigned reasons for escaping the scene.
The team is made up of around 20 individuals from Goodhue County Sheriff's Office, Red Wing police, Wabasha County Sheriff's Office, Prairie Island tribal police and the Red Wing Fire Department. Members are full-time licensed officers who volunteer for the team assignments, typically responding to high-risk calls such as narcotic or arrest warrants, hostage situations, barricaded persons and homeland security.