There will be a "How do we respond to a man with a gun" seminar in Hanover on the 2nd of November.
This will be much like the one in Henrico.
Hanover has an extremely bad reputation under Bradly and Cook. Hines is IMO a more professional Sheriff and has worked his way through the ranks.
While Hanover was known as the dumping ground for LEO's (Wash out somewhere else and Hanover will hire you).....the quality of Deputies seems to have improved about 200% in the last few years.
Unfortunately, there are still a few of the old thugs in the Department.
It will be interesting to see what they have to say because it's either a NEW DEPARTMENT, or just another Surry County with a new paint job.
One of Hanover's more famous police shootings was with Deputy Land. A drunk named Figg was stopped in his Driveway for DUI, ran, was so drunk he fell through a fence and while still on the ground aggressively crawling toward the Deputy, was shot numerous times.
This prompted things like bumper stickers that said "Hanover County where DUI brings a death sentence".
The Commonwealths Attorney under pressure to take it before the grand jury, Appointed a CA from up north, named Horan. Horan had a reputation for never prosecuting Cops for a shooting.
He did the same in Hanover.
There have been other questionable shootings in Hanover. From memory, a Deputy shot a man in the back for running from him while serving a misdemeanor warrant, and others too....so Hanover was a good place to be killed without a gun.
The Federal case involving Figg Vs Hanover (Which is a crime in itself) can be seen here:
Jesus, I hope their message isn't, "We shoot. No questions. Now have a nice day, this seminar is concluded."