At least once a year, every Seattle police officer from street cop to homicide detective is trained to deal with the kind of mass shooting that erupted Tuesday at the Clackamas Town Center.

The department's rapid intervention training is based on the analysis of real-life incidents and is designed to identify and teach the most effective ways for dealing with fluid and evolving events, said Seattle police spokesman Jeff Kappel.

Kappel would not discuss specific tactics for obvious reasons the bad guys can use it against us.

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