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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah sheriff is boosting security for a country music festival next summer in the wake of a mass shooting at a country music festival in Las Vegas this month.

Tooele (too-WIHL’-uh) County Sheriff Paul Wimmer told the Deseret News that he’s studied how police in Las Vegas responded to the Oct. 1 shooting as he prepares for the annual Country Fan Fest in Tooele in July.

Wimmer says that for the three-day festival in Utah, he’ll bring in an armored vehicle to protect people and observation towers for deputies to oversee the scene. He’s also planning to clear nearby rooftops and other high places.

Wimmer says there have been no threats made against the Utah festival but he wants to make sure law enforcement does all it can to keep people safe.


Information from: Deseret News,