The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is hosting the first Anthony Forgione Memorial SWAT Competition during National Police Week.
The competition involving local and regional law enforcement officers, as well as military teams, will be held May16th at the K&M Range near the Alabama state line north of Baker starting at 8 a.m.
Another portion will take place at Northwest Florida State College May 17.
All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Concerns of Police Survivors or COPS charitable organization.
The event is in memory of former Okaloosa County Deputy and Special Response Team member Tony Forgione, who lost his life in the line of duty on July 22, 2008.
Agencies participating include the OCSO, Walton County Sheriff’s Office, Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office, Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, Bay County Sheriff’s Office, Fort Walton Beach Police Department, Crestview Police Department, and Eglin Air Force Base Special Response Team.