ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - The fourth annual Officer Survival Training Program for lawenforcement started Tuesday in Albuquerque.
Nearly 300 officers from different agencies around the state areattending the two-day conference.
The training covers numerous scenarios from traffic stops todifferent approaches of people in everyday situations, includingvideo clips of real life scenes where officers have died in theline of duty.
There are also graphic pictures of slain deputies and victimsused to illustrate how important safety and survival techniques arein the day-to-day life of those in law enforcement.
Caliber Press, the company that puts on the seminar, hostssimilar programs throughout the country.
They've been involved with the New Mexico version since it wasstarted in 2007 by Jim and Rita McGrane.
The McGrane's are the parents of murdered Bernalillo CountySheriff's Deputy James McGrane Jr. He was shot dead whileconducting a traffic stop back in March of 2006.
A continuous fundraising effort is done year after year bythe McGrane's to bring the survival program to the state.
They said they want to make sure that all law enforcementofficers can attend the yearly seminar for free.
The expenses for space, equipment and the program itself costminimum of $35,000 a year.
The year's seminar is being held at the Radisson Hotel at2500 Carlisle in Northeast Albuquerque and will run throughWednesday.
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