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Seminar To Discuss Urban Terrorism

By Staff | Jan 6, 2009

Although the incident occurred far from our shores, the possibility of urban terrorism attacks cannot be ruled out, even in rural northwest Iowa. A special program is planned for this Wednesday night in Emmetsburg to discuss urban terrorism.

The Emmetsburg Police Department and Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office are co-sponsoring “A Street Officer’s Perspective on the War On Terrorism” at Iowa Lakes Community College this Wednesday, Jan. 7, from 6-9 p.m. in the college auditorium. John Metzgar, an instructor at the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy, will present the seminar. Metzger is the lead firearms instructor for the State of Iowa, after serving stints of duty with the Iowa City Police Department and the Kansas City, MO. Police Department.

The seminar will look into the terrorist attack on the Beslan, Russia school that was taken by Islamic terrorists, who held students and instructors hostage in a bloody attack. Additionally, the seminar will examine the theories and realities of Radical Islam’s war against the West.

The seminar is open to all members of law enforcement, fire service and emergency medical responders, as well as school personnel, governmental officials and the public.

Persons interested in attending the seminar are asked to contact Officer Darin Adams at the Emmetsburg Police Department, 712-852-2424, or Sheriff Dennis Goeders at the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office, 712-852-3535.