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Lt. Yslas teaches locals how to protect themselves

May 1, 2013 • Local News


Lt. Charles Yslas, owner of Personal Protection Perogative in Roswell, teaches residents, businesses and officials how to survive deadly situations. (Jill McLaughlin Photo)

The tragic incident that unfolded in an Albuquerque church Sunday could happen anywhere, a fact that has motivated one law enforcement professional in Roswell to teach courses to locals on how to survive or even prevent such events.

“It’s as relevant here as anywhere else,” said Lt. Chris Yslas, owner of Personal Protection Prerogative. “We are not immune to it in our area and there is not a lot of training for civilians on how to prevent it.”

Parishioners at St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church reported Tuesday that they noticed Lawrence Capener was acting strange. His hands were quite sweaty and clammy and he acted nervously.

“History has shown that in some instances of active (killers), typically … could have actually been prevented or there were warning signs that led up to instances,” Yslas said. “I think if we can prevent one of them from happening rather than train when they occur we can be ahead of the game. I don’t think we can prevent all of them, but with some of the training we do, we’re hoping we can prevent it through the warning signs. Or, if it does occur, teach people how to survive.”

A few years ago, Yslas who started with the Chaves County Login to read more

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