Date: December 5, 2000 "For Immediate Release"
To: News Media
From: Sheriff Lawrence W. Crow, Jr.
Media Contact: Michal Shanley, 863 534-6631 or 819-0397 pager
Polk County Sheriff's Office ERT to Participate in SWAT Round-Up This Week

Team members from the Polk County Sheriff's Office Emergency Response Team (ERT) are participating in the 2000 SWAT Round-Up this week, Dec. 4-8, at the Orange County Pistol Range in Orlando. 

The competition includes officer rescue, hostage rescue, tower scramble, pritcher scramble and the obstacle course. The obstacle course features rope climbing, high angle climbing, the wall, mud pit and parallel bars. The competion is held once a year, and attracts international teams from across the world. 

The participating ERT members are: Jason Varnadore, Shawn Stephenson, Shawn Sloan, Sgt. Bill Mann, David Butler, Keith Caratsole, Scott Russell and Craig Powers.

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