CCSO SWAT Team Sniper Element Earns Top Rankings at Competitive Training Event

Members of the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office Special Weapons and Response Team’s Sniper Element recently attended SniperWeek, a competitive training event hosted by Snipercraft in Pinellas Park, Florida . Open to certified police SWAT teams and military personnel, 55 teams from around the world participated in the training.

Cpl. Eggleton (left) and Det. Beyer during the competition.

SniperWeek combined two days of comprehensive classroom lectures and presentations with two days of intense, job-related range training and competition. In it’s 26th year, SniperWeek is recognized as the largest and longest running police sniper training event of its kind in the world.

Sergeant Dustin Paille and Corporal Michael Talbot placed first place in the Snipercraft Challenge, closely followed in score by second place finishers Corporal Colin Eggleton and Detective Blake Beyer. Their performance in this competitive training event highlights their dedication to preparation for a critical event in our community requiring their unique skills.

We are proud of their performance and success at this unique training event!

(Header Photo L-R; Det. Blake Beyer, Cpl. Colin Eggleton, Sgt. Dustin Paille, Cpl. Michael Talbot)

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