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Special Operations Team Places First in Competition

ARCHIVED PRESS RELEASE: Published 5-2-2013

The team brought home a series of individual and team awards including the Grand Championship.  The team was selected from a competitive selection process and was made up of Officer Troy Dewitt, Corporal Jerrod Hart, Officer Josh McMath, Sergeant Mike Parsons, Officer David Brice, Officer Jason Bell, Sergeant Wes Phelps, Officer Jason Lawless, and Officer Perry Lewis.

In addition to the overall first place team ranking, the team placed in the following events:

Hostage Rescue event: 1st place
Obstacle Course event: 2nd place
Sniper competition: Officer Lawless 1st place, Officer Lewis 3rd place
Carbine shooting competition:  Officer Lewis 1st place, Officer Lawless 3rd place
3 gun shooting competition:  Officer Lewis 2nd place, Officer Bell 3rd place

Members of several other departments from Oklahoma took part in the games including Norman PD, Enid PD, Stillwater PD, Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs, the Choctaw Light Horsemen, and Duncan PD.

In addition to the prestige of the title of 2013 Oklahoma SWAT Games champion, the Tulsa Police Department gets the privilege of hosting the 2014 Oklahoma SWAT Games.  This will be the first time in 5 years that the Oklahoma SWAT Championship has been won by a team from northeast Oklahoma.  Captain Ryan Perkins, the Special Operations Team Commander, said "I am very proud of these hard working officers.  They trained for this completion on their own time and showed their high level of skill.  The citizens of Tulsa should feel assured that the best tactical team members in the state are protecting them on a daily basis."

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Team members from left to right:  Officer Troy Dewitt, Corporal Jerrod Hart, Officer Josh McMath, Sergeant Mike Parsons, Officer David Brice, Officer Jason Bell, Sergeant Wes Phelps, Officer Jason Lawless, Officer Perry Lewis.

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