I am in Orlando this week for the Florida Law Enforcement Property Recovery Unit (FLEPRU) conference. On my way over, I just had to stop at the Orange County Sheriff’s Sheriff’s Office Range for the annual SWAT Round-Up International. I competed here in the 1990′s and again one last time in 2006.
I visited the vendors and will post some photos of some cool stuff I saw. In the meantime, I was able to see an old friend from my Academy days some 26 years ago. He works out here and is doing well.
I literally bumped into a guy from the Hungarian team. Hard. When I said, “Excuse me,” he said something unintelligible in Hungarian and grabbed me around my shoulder with a big smile on his face. SWAT guys. Gotta love ‘em.
I watched the shooters load up in the van at the start of Event 2. I remember being one of those guys a while back. I am glad they are getting to take classes and compete out here. It is a wonderful learning experience and great team building. I have always felt that this is a week to network and sharpen your skills.
I have had a busy time and it is not over. I have photos and information to post about the interesting things going on here this week in O-town, but I just got back from the hospitality room so I’ll be saying good night now. Stay tuned.