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May 21, 2013

Lighthorse SWAT team finishes third in competition

Ada —

Chickasaw Lighthorse Police Chief Randy Wesley is celebrating National Police Week with a big smile on his face.

His department is enjoying success, recognition and the respect of his peers as it works with other law enforcement agencies to protect and serve all the citizens in Chickasaw Country.

One example is the Lighthorse Police Department SWAT team finishing third in a statewide competition.

An acronym for “Special Weapons and tactics, the SWAT team competition included several components for scoring. They include hostage rescue, an obstacle course, and proficiency with three types of weapons: pistol, carbine and shotgun, according to Lighthorse Police SWAT team leader Lt. Gary Dodd.

Scores were averaged in all phases of competition to name a winner. This year, approximately 100 officers competed, Dodd said.

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