Ja Wohl! ‘You’re in Oklahoma. Everyone owns a gun.’

The TPD Blog, via the Tulsa World, reports:

Members of the Broken Arrow and Tulsa police departments’ special operations teams are participating in a five-day training course at Broken Arrow’s Police and Fire Training Center.

They are joined by Norbert Tannert, a commander of the Dusseldorf, Germany, police special operations team, and Christoph Glossat, a member of the team.

Officials say the goal is to enable the Germans and the Oklahomans to benefit from each other’s experiences in the field.

One of the differences between the two police departments that has been highlighted is that the Dusseldorf police have become experts at knife fights, and the Broken Arrow Police are more adept with gun fights. In Germany, the criminals and special ops forces are usually the only ones with guns. Captain Heath Arning, of Broken Arrow, said:

I told them: ‘You’re in Oklahoma. Everyone owns a gun.’

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