It was just back in September when Ector County resident, Victor White, barricaded himself in his house in a standoff with police that included 150 officers and 20 agencies that lasted more than 22 hours. The amazing part of the story is, with all of the shots that were fired off, no one died.
"We can't prevent what someone else decides to do and all we can do is to choose how to react in a proactive way by training before hand so when the situation arises, we're already prepared for it", said MPD Deputy Chief Jeff Darr. "Or we could choose to let the person dictate how the outcome is gonna be and that's not what we wanna do. "
SWAT teams train every month while deputies on the force are required to have quarterly trainings. However, no matter how much training is completed, every stand-off is dangerous and potentially deadly.
"The bottom line is that we want our officers to go home at the end of their shift", Darr said.