Harvey County seeking funds to help victims of shooting

NEWTON, Kan. (AP) — Harvey County is seeking federal money to help victims and first responders affected by a shooting at a lawn equipment factory in Hesston earlier this year. Authorities say Cedric Ford attacked the Excel Industries plant on Feb. 25. Four people, including Ford, were killed and...

NEWTON, Kan. (AP) — Harvey County is seeking federal money to help victims and first responders affected by a shooting at a lawn equipment factory in Hesston earlier this year.

Authorities say Cedric Ford attacked the Excel Industries plant on Feb. 25. Four people, including Ford, were killed and 14 others were injured.

Harvey County Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Task Force applied for a $220,000 grant to help staffers oversee a resiliency program.

The Wichita Eagle (http://bit.ly/2dwBtit ) reports that the money would be used to pay for mental health and counseling services, victim advocate services, education, training and equipment for law enforcement and emergency responders.

The county and the task force will also apply for other grants that would provide first responders with education and training on emergency management, mass violence, mental health and victimization.

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Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle, http://www.kansas.com

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