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Law enforcement gives tips on being prepared

"There's a difference between being prepared and being paranoid."

A fire extinguisher might be the most effective way to drop a home intruder.

Put yourself in the shoes of the agitated person confronting you while recognizing signs they are about to attack.

Be aware of your own body language and tone of voice in the midst of a potential conflict.

Those are among the pieces of advice Mason County Sheriff Ryan Spurling and Shelton Police Captain Daniel Patton shared at a forum on emergency preparedness May 28 in the Shelton Civic Center. About 75 people attended the two-hour event sponsored by the Economic Development Council of Mason County.

"There's a differ...


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