ELLSWORTH – During Friday afternoon, Police were able to peacefully diffuse a standoff situation. Law Enforcement arrested 27-year-old Shane Palmer, who was wanted on charges of violating probation.
It took almost two dozen armed cops who surrounded a house on the Gameston Park Way.
Palmer was on probation for elevated aggravated assault and has a history of being combative with law enforcement.
Although the situation end smoothly, that is not always the case. Law enforcement spends a lot of time training for crisis’ like what happened yesterday.
According to officials, when they have situations like these, they do a process called an after actions event, where they discuss what went wrong and what went well. This prepares them for the future.
“As these situations increase in frequency, it’s going to strengthen the relationships that we have and really bring to light the need for additional training together and cooperation,” said Captain Glenn Moshier, of the Ellsworth Police Department, “To make sure that these situations continue to end on a peaceful resolution with no one getting injured.
They spend a lot of time communicating with the other agencies to ensure training and planning goes smoothly.