Last Updated: Aug 9th, 2013 - 08:51:56

Chief: We're always alert and ready to respond
By Steve Ramos
Aug 7, 2013, 08:34

While the Dumas City Commission listened to resident concerns about flooded houses and discussed an engineering contract Monday, a gunman opened fire in a small Pennsylvania town, killing three people at a city supervisors' meeting.

Could it happen in Dumas?

"It could," said Dumas Police Chief Jim Nelson, "but I would rate our security and ability to respond to a situation like that as a nine on a scale of one to 10. Yes, it could happen here, just as it could happen anywhere, but we're always alert and ready to respond."

Find the full story in the Aug. 8 print edition.