On March 18 2011, at about 0015 hours an exercise was conducted at the downtown jail. The exercise consisted of a simulated attack of the jail by armed assailants. The assailants were played by the Sheriff's Office Strike Team. Officer Perez, Juan was the information officer. Perez's sidearm was replaced with a blank pistol. Once Officer Perez realized that the security of the facility was in jeopardy, he took action by jumping over the counter behind the information desk, low-crawled around the info desk remaining under the cover of the info desk. Using the info desk as cover, Perez waited for the assailants to attack. The assailants came in the front door. Officer Perez discharged his firearm and shot both assailants, therefore eliminating the threat of the security of the facility. Although the exercise continued, Officer Perez was more than prepared to maintain the security of the facility. Job well done Officer Perez.