While thousands of miles away from the tragedy in Las Vegas here in Rutherford County, police and emergency officials know it could happen anywhere. Even here:
Murfreesboro Police Major Clyde Adkison tells NewsRadio WGNS domestic terrorism isn't something you necessarily can stop, but you can be prepared:
The term "domestic terrorism" is one some may shy away from using. However, Adkison, who teaches a class on terrorism at MTSU as an adjunct professor, says it describes the Las Vegas incident:
Adkison feels the reaction of law enforcement in Las Vegas was as good as it could have been:
And on the thought of terrorism, in general, Adkison says any person who engages in an act of terrorism wants the public to be fearful:
Adkison says we can't live our lives in fear:
Adkison does say we have to always be aware of our surroundings at public events and gatherings:
If you'd like to hear more from the conversation with Major Adkison, check the "On Demand" section of WGNSRadio.com and go to the Action Line page.