- January 26, 2023
Flagler County Sheriff's Office SWAT snipers placed in the top 10 of a team challenge at a national sniper competition.
Snipercraft's SniperWeek Team Challenge was held on May 5 and 6, and one of FCSO's SWAT sniper teams placed ninth. This is the second year in a row that FCSO snipers have placed in the top 10, according to a press release from the FCSO.
The sniper teams were made up of part-time and full-time snipers from local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies. The snipers also attended Snipercraft's two-day education seminar ahead of the competition and met with on-site vendors from the industry.
The competition and training was held in St. Petersburg and Clearwater, with 48 teams competing from over 14 states. Commander Brian Finn and Officer Dylan Sylvester placed ninth, while Sgt. Ron Mello and Sgt. Frank Gamarra placed 11th. Gamarra also placed second in a charity side-shoot competition, the press release said.
Finn said they were all grateful for the opportunity to compete and represent the FCSO.
“Being able to learn and network with snipers from around the country has been an invaluable experience," he said.