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Father Can Relate: Man Who Lost Son In Pasco Officer Shooting Shares Experience

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NBC Right Now met with the father of another man recently shot and killed in a Pasco officer involved shooting who wanted to share his thoughts on the death of Antonio Zambrano. NBC Right Now met with the father of another man recently shot and killed in a Pasco officer involved shooting who wanted to share his thoughts on the death of Antonio Zambrano.
NBCRightNow.com – NBC Right Now met with the father of another man recently shot and killed in a Pasco officer involved shooting who wanted to share his thoughts on the death of Antonio Zambrano. 

It's now been almost seven months since the shooting death of Brad Jensen the Pasco man who was fatally shot by Pasco Police officers last summer. Brad's father Chris Jensen has served in Pasco as an officer, a city council member and even Mayor Pro-Tem in his years of public service. He says he's been in those similar situations the officers who killed his son and the officers who killed Zambrano had to face.

Brad was killed when officers say they responded to a disturbance and he walked toward them with knives. For Chris, given his experience, he and his family had a better understanding of how the investigation process works. He told NBC Right Now he can't exactly imagine what it's like for the family now facing a similar situation, but he knows what the pain is like and believes patience is a necessity.  He says hearing the Pasco Police Chief explain that his officers are trained on how to deal with people who are clearly in distress on these scenes; he doubts that the training has been enough.

"It brought back a lot of emotion, a lot of question in terms of our circumstances as a family dealing with the same situation months ago, but until we have an alternative, until we get smarter, more trained, more educated on dealing with these types of circumstances, the likelihood of a repeat is great."

Jensen says he admires the Zambrano family for wanting to keep the peace while also expressing their concerns. He also believes law enforcement have done a better job of explaining the investigative process this time around.

He explains he's still left with many questions about how officers are trained to react when responding to these sensitive situations. 
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