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"To Serve, Protect, and a Whole Lot More" starts Sunday night


Eau Claire (WQOW) - It's the Eau Claire Police Department as you've never seen it before.

Starting Sunday, you'll get a behind the scenes look at Eau Claire's nearly $16 million dollar police force. From the tactical response team, to patrol, to the detectives division and more, we'll examine the daily tasks they do, and how they prepare for potential threats.

"We tailor our trainings towards things that we will actually see. right after the Aurora Colorado movie theater shooting, we were in our local theaters doing live, full scale exercises with our officers. That's something that frankly we hadn't really thought of as a threat, and then all of a sudden it certainly was, and it's a very different type of environment to train in, so we do it," says Tactical Response Team Commander Sgt. Randy Fahrenkrog.

Our series "To Serve, Protect and a Whole Lot More" starts Sunday night at 10 p.m.

Then on Tuesday, a special documentary will be shown in Eau Claire, telling the harrowing stories of officers who were caught in the line of fire. It's been shown all over the country and is being brought to Eau Claire. One hundred percent of ticket sales will be donated to law enforcement memorial funds.

The film will be shown Tuesday night at Micon Cinemas.  Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door. That includes a cookout dinner from Festival Foods, beginning at 5 p.m. To purchase tickets, click here.

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