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SWAT training modified after three sent to hospital

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 by Krystal Paco

Guam - Trainings for the Guam Police Department SWAT Cycle 9 are being modified after three trainees were taken to the hospital earlier this week.

According to GPD spokesperson Office A.J. Balajadia trainings in the classroom are being extended to give students time to cool off and hydrate. In addition, the trainings are also being evaluated to ensure they're complying with swat standards.

The back to back incidents has Judiciary of Guam administrator of the courts Joshua Tenorio wanting answers.

"We do have one of our probation officers began with the training on Monday. The police have been traditionally the best trainers in law enforcement on the island so at this point, I have to say, I am concerned. There are three public safety officers that are hospitalized," he said.

It was on Wednesday morning one GPD officer was sent to naval hospital where he remains in critical condition. Hours later, a second GPD officer was hospitalized for possible dehydration. On Thursday, a probation officer was also taken to naval hospital receiving treatment for dehydration.
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