Nine men in brown tactical gear sat on the benches in the entry hall of the Sturgeon R-V’s Patton Street campus, the evening of May 17.
The occasion was the Boone County Sheriff’s Office Special Weapons and Tactics squad training.
Sgt. James Perkins, a 17-year SWAT veteran, said the squad is not all there, three are on assignment, but the rest have been at it all day at several locations, concluding in the halls of Sturgeon R-V’s elementary and middle schools.
This is one of the 13 10-hour training sessions they do annually. That does not include their four quarterly training sessions or an annual Mid-Missouri Tactical Association training event, for a total of 18 training sessions a year.
For the complete article, see this week’s edition of the Centralia Fireside Guard.