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February 18, 2017

By Betsy Schwartz | February 18, 2017

A knife-wielding boy lunged at Police Lt. Daniel Gannon. But instead of using force, Lt. Gannon calmed the boy, kept him contained and persuaded him to drop the knife.

Although he could have used his weapon, Gannon relied on another tool — the Mental Health First Aid training he received a few months earlier. He credited the training as a key factor in his ability to safely resolve this potentially violent incident.

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