Here are the details:
Saturday, September 10, 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.
Note: Bring a handgun and 150 rounds
The HDSA is planning the one day event in collaboration with the Teller County Sheriff’s Office. “We thought this would be an excellent way to raise resources for the emergency response team. This one day event will provide public education and training at the same time,” said John Eden, an HDSA member.
Event organizers plan to raise $8,000 with the one-day event.
Due to the nature of extremely violent criminals who carry assault type weapons today it’s necessary that ERT’s have the skills to protect citizens and enforce laws.
“Competitions like the U.S. National SWAT Championship provide realistic scenarios to enhance skills that can be used to save lives,” said Commander Les Lewis, Special Operations.
The local team finished 11 in 2010 out of a field of national and international teams. Lewis’
“The competition has live-fire scenarios that test individual and team engagement skills,” Lewis said. “We will have an opportunity to demonstrate team communications, weapons skills and fitness while negotiating courses of fire in a safe manner,” he said.
Lewis’s 15 member ERT is tasked with day-to-day situations where quick solutions to difficult problems must be created.
“Even in Teller County, -- let’s not forget the Texas 7 – we are in the age of extremely violent criminals who now carry assault type weapons. It is a necessity that units have specialized training in weapons and tactics,” Lewis said.
Individuals who register for the event will have the opportunity to participate in the following:
• Take a concealed handgun Certification Class (or a Handgun refresher course)
• Compete in realistic live fire scenarios designed to test your skills
• Test your skills and abilities
• Watch live fire demonstrations
• Meet Tactical team members
• Enjoy a M-Lazy-C Ranch BBQ and Awards
Participants will receive a detailed event package with event and safety guidelines upon registration.
“Due to the scope of the event we will have limited participation,”
Participants are asked to bring a handgun and 150 rounds.
RSVP at 791.687.7760
Since 1980 the M-Lazy-C Ranch has hosted various organizations with team building, corporate events, rodeos and action shooting programs.
Find more at: http://www.mlazyc.com.
About TCHDSA: The Teller County Sheriff’s Office - Honorary Deputy Sheriff’s Association was started in January 2011 and consists of several local business people who want to make a difference in the community by supporting those who serve through the Sheriff’s Office with augmentation, public education and fund raising responsibilities.
For more information visit: http://www.tchdsa.org
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