Date: December 11, 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 Places 2nd Out of 84 Teams in SWAT Round-Up

Team members from the Polk County Sheriff's Office Emergency Response Team (ERT) placed 2nd out of 84 competing teams in the 2000 SWAT Round-Up held last week at the Orange County Pistol Range in Orlando. 

Team members earned medals and plaques for placing 2nd overall, 2nd in the obstacle course, and 3rd in the tower scramble. 

The competition included 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 annual competition attracts international teams from around the world. 

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

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