Bellevue Police adapt safety approach after mass shooting in Chicago suburb

Bellevue Police adjusted its presence at a Fourth of July event after Monday’s mass shooting in a suburb of Chicago.

BELLEVUE, Wash. — After a pandemic hiatus, the Bellevue Family 4th event returned Monday evening. Bellevue Police said it is constantly preparing and adapting its public safety response for events like the 4th of July, and a mass shooting in Illinois just hours before this year’s event had the department adjusting on the fly. 

“It was the worst news you could get the morning of a large event like this. We immediately went into an assessment of what we had in place and whether we needed

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