Sumner County, KS
SHERIFFSOFFICE
Darren Chambers, Sheriff
Active Shooters

Sumner County Sheriff's Office
610 E. Hillside
Wellington, KS 67152
620.326.8941
Definition of an Active Shooter:  
"An individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated
area.”

What Is An Active Shooter Event?
An active shooter event involves one or more persons engaged in killing or attempting to kill multiple
people in an area occupied by multiple unrelated individuals.

Active shooter events continue to increase in their frequency. In some situations, it is clear that
those who would conduct such a horrific act of violence against innocent unarmed victims seem to
be learning from both the successes and the failures of their demented predecessors. We will
attempt to identify the common traits of these murderers and what motivates them to one day wake
up and commit mass murder

The Location
The location of an active event varies from case to case; however, one thing is consistent: the
number of victims as it relates to the shooters motivation. A shooter who commits workplace violence
usually targets a specific person or group of persons to target.  While a person who targets a large
number of persons usually has a grievance against society as a whole.

Active Shooter Event Locations over the last decade:
            40% in Businesses
            29% in Schools
            19% Outdoors
            12% in Other Places

How to react in an Active Shooter Situation
These are suggestions only in how to defend yourself and others against an active shooter, these
drills can be practiced and discussed in work place meetings.

Avoid-
•         Leave ASAP
•        Know your exits
•        Call 911
•        Consider Secondary Exits

Deny-
•        Lock the door
•        Lights out
•        Out of sight
•        Barricade
     1.        Heavier=Better
     2.        More=Better
     3.        Doorstops=Better?
•        Outward Opening Doors
     1.        Ropes
     2.        Tactical Cinch to keep closed

Defend-
•        Positioning
•        Ambush
•        Grab the gun
•        Fight


Active Shooter Statisticians

http://www.activeshooterdata.org/the-event.html

http://www.activeshooterdata.org/the-victim.html

http://www.activeshooterdata.org/the-shooter.html

http://www.activeshooterdata.org/the-resolution.html

http://www.activeshooterdata.org/2000-20022.html

http://www.activeshooterdata.org/2003-2005.html

http://www.activeshooterdata.org/2006-2008.html

http://www.activeshooterdata.org/2009-2011.html

http://www.activeshooterdata.org/2012-20152.html

School Active Shooter

http://www.activeshooterdata.org/the-event1.html

http://www.activeshooterdata.org/the-victim1.html

http://www.activeshooterdata.org/the-shooter1.html

http://www.activeshooterdata.org/the-resolution1.html

Business ASE

http://www.activeshooterdata.org/the-event2.html

http://www.activeshooterdata.org/the-victim2.html

http://www.activeshooterdata.org/business-ase.html

http://www.activeshooterdata.or
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