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Sansom Park Police Officer Shot in Face at Forest Hill Active Shooter Training Exercise

A Sansom Park police officer has been critically injured after sustaining a gunshot wound injury at a Forest Hill active shooter training exercise. 

The police officer was identified as Lina Mino.  A GoFundMe account for Officer Lina Mino has been created to help with medical expenses and for travel expenses for her family.

Sansom Park PD and several other agencies were training on Nov. 5 at David K. Sellars Elementary School, 4200 Dorsey Street, when an accidental shooting took place just after 2:00pm. 

CareFlite was called to airlift the injured officer, but MedStar EMS transported her by ground ambulance to a local trauma center. 

She was doing well have surgery, but was still in ICU Sunday night.

“Ofc. Mino underwent surgery and will require additional surgeries in the near future, as a result of the head trauma,” Erika Smith of Keller wrote on the GoFundMe website.

Everman PD Chief Spencer says no live rounds were planned to be used during the exercise, but the officer was struck with one.

Forest Hill Police Chief Eddie Burns Sr. also said that the session was a school-based active shooting training but it was not supposed to involve live fire and weapons were prohibited.

The investigation will determine what type of bullet was involved.

The Texas Rangers is investigating the incident.

White Settlement police officers stepped in to cover for Sansom Park officers at the hospital. "We have multiple officers who volunteered to work overnight in Sansom Park to cover patrol duties and calls for service. We continue to pray ofr their blue family and the officer injured", read a post on twitter.



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