Alton, Ill., Fire Department engineer Bob Eichen (left) used a machine to run a series of five tests on the gas mask of Alton Police Officer Michael Beaber on Monday at the Don Twichell Memorial Fire Station in Alton. The department has been preparing for any possible civil unrest or the need to assist other departments in advance of the verdict by the grand jury in the Ferguson, Mo., police shooting death of Michael Brown.
Alton, Ill., Fire Department engineer Bob Eichen (left) used a machine to run a series of five tests on the gas mask of Alton Police Officer Michael Beaber on Monday at the Don Twichell Memorial Fire Station in Alton. The department has been preparing for any possible civil unrest or the need to assist other departments in advance of the verdict by the grand jury in the Ferguson, Mo., police shooting death of Michael Brown. John Badman AP
Alton, Ill., Fire Department engineer Bob Eichen (left) used a machine to run a series of five tests on the gas mask of Alton Police Officer Michael Beaber on Monday at the Don Twichell Memorial Fire Station in Alton. The department has been preparing for any possible civil unrest or the need to assist other departments in advance of the verdict by the grand jury in the Ferguson, Mo., police shooting death of Michael Brown. John Badman AP

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