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The former head of the Virginia State Police says the Virginia Tech tragedy has changed the way police respond to mass shootings, such as Monday’s at the Navy Yard.

Col. Gerald Massengill was head of Virginia State Police through the 9-11 attacks, the D.C. sniper chaos, and he oversaw a review panel after the mass shooting at Virginia Tech. He says those lessons saved lives at the Washington D.C. Navy Yard.

“It’s just so difficult to stop and very challenging to deal with,” said Col. Massengill after authorities almost textbook response to the mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard.

Read more at http://www.nbc12.com/story/23448739/retired-colonel-lessons-learned-from-va-tech-saved-lives-in-navy-yard-shooting.

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