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SWAT team practices for Citizen's Academy

The Carson City SWAT team brought the sound and the fury, signifying their capabilities to end dangerous situations.

"We're not here to hurt people or harm people," Deputy Chris Rivera told participants in the Citizen's Academy put on by the sheriff's department Wednesday night.

Sgt. Mike Cullen shared Rivera's sentiments, saying, "We're here to save lives."

SWAT team members rappelled off of a tower for the crowd, demonstrated the non-lethal devices at their disposal and otherwise made the academy participants scream and jump, startled by the sounds.

Two volunteers even stepped up to see what it would be like to …

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Oct 5, 2012 03:40AM Published Oct 5, 2012 03:38AM Copyright 2012 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.