We were honored to assist Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office with the X-CAL and X-OHW for the 5th Annual Anthony Forgione Memorial SWAT Competition.
The training, hard work, and effort each team dedicated in preparation for the competition was evident as the teams made their way through each course of fire and every obstacle.
“Fifteen SWAT teams battled it out in the 5th Annual Deputy Anthony Forgione Memorial SWAT Competition hosted by the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office last month. Congratulations to the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office SWAT Unit for receiving 3rd place in this year’s competition.
The event honors former Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Deputy and Special Response Team member Tony Forgione. Deputy Forgione was shot and killed on July 22, 2008, as he and other deputies tried to apprehend a man who had walked out of Fort Walton Beach Medical Center after being admitted for a mental evaluation.
All proceeds from the competition benefit the Northwest Florida Chapter of Concerns of Police Survivors (COPS).” – Escambia County Sheriff’s Office
For videos of the individual teams during the hostage rescue (Day 2), please view the following links: