Butler County sheriff extends free CCW classes to all nonprofits

Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones will offer free CCW classes to all nonprofit organizations.

Earlier this month, Jones announced he would offer free CCW classes to churches. That offer came two days after a deadly shooting at a Texas church that was stopped by a trained security team member who returned fire and killed the shooter.

Jones at the time said the department quickly received more than 100 calls from church personnel about training and expected more.

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Jones said he feels non-profit organizations that would be susceptible to mass shootings should be offered this training. Any nonprofit organization in Butler County that would be interested in a free CCW class can send an email to ccwclass@butlersheriff.org.

“We want any and all who congregate, whether it be a school, church or non-profit organization feel they can do so in a safe and protected environment, Jones said.

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