Sgt. Eric Spitzer, deputy commander of the Alaska Law Enforcement Training Academy, leads recruits in training exercises on July 30, 2018, the first day of training at the Public Safety Training Academy in Sitka, Alaska. (Alaska State Troopers photo)

Sgt. Eric Spitzer, deputy commander of the Alaska Law Enforcement Training Academy, leads recruits in training exercises on July 30, 2018, the first day of training at the Public Safety Training Academy in Sitka, Alaska. (Alaska State Troopers photo)

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