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One Washington County Deputy at Law Enforcement Academy During Gas Leak

Posted: Friday, November 16th, 2018 at 6:26 am
Author: Sally Y. Hart - KCII News

Due to carbon monoxide, the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy was evacuated Thursday morning. One Washington County Sheriff’s deputy was there at that time and is in fine condition according to the sheriff’s office. Director of the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy Judy Bradshaw said, at 5:54 a.m. a security officer noticed a strong odor, called 911 for assistance, and began an immediate evacuation of the building. Two basic training classes are in session at the Camp Dodge facility, and 97 students are set to graduate in December. Of those students, 86 were staying in the dorms and were out of the building within four minutes, according to Bradshaw. The Iowa National Guard assisted.

Every student was tested for carbon monoxide poisoning and students were taken to hospitals. The building was aired out and the cause and source of the gas leak is being investigated. Classes are expected to resume Monday and students will be staying in different barracks.