The 3rd Annual SWAT Tactical Demonstration & Public Training Event

The Teller County Sheriff’s Office – Honorary Deputy Sheriff’s Association (HDSA) has announced the 3rd annual fund-raising event July 20-21, 2013 at M-Lazy-C Ranch in Lake George, Colorado.

July 20-21, 2013, 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.
Phone: 719.304.5706
Donation: $175.00 (1 day only); Basic and Advance Skills 2 days($300.00)
Note: Bring a handgun and 150 rounds each day

The third annual SWAT Emergency Response Team Tactical Demonstration & Public Training is being held to raise resources for the Teller County Emergency Response Team to purchase equipment and attend training classes.

The HDSA is planning this two day event in collaboration with the Teller County Sheriff’s Office. “After the great success in 2011 and 2012 we thought this would be an excellent way to again raise resources,” said John Eden, an HDSA member.

Based on feedback from participants during 2010 HDSA organizers expanded the public education and training to a second day. “First day will still be a basic course while the second day will be more advanced skills training,” Eden said.

Event organizers plan to raise several thousand dollars from the two-day event. Last year $6,855.00 was raised.

Due to the nature of extremely violent criminals who carry assault type weapons today it’s necessary that ERT’s have the skills to protect citizens and enforce laws. Commander Les Lewis’s 15 member ERT is tasked with day-to-day situations where quick solutions to difficult problems must be created.

“Even in Teller County, — let’s not forget the Texas 7 – we are in the age of extremely violent criminals who now carry assault type weapons. It is a necessity that units have specialized training in weapons and tactics,” Lewis said.

Individuals who register for the event will have the opportunity to participate in the following:

• Take a concealed handgun Certification Class (or a Handgun refresher course)
• Compete in realistic live fire scenarios designed to test your skills
• Test your skills and abilities
• Watch live fire demonstrations
• Meet Tactical team members
• Enjoy a M-Lazy-C Ranch BBQ and Awards

Advance Skills:
• Additional individual training
• Moving and shooting
• Tactical and Combat Reloads
• Weapon malfunction and clearance drills
• Opportunity to fire specialized team weapons

Participants will receive a detailed event package with event and safety guidelines upon registration.

“Due to the scope of the event we will have limited participation,” said Lewis.

Participants are asked to bring the following equipment: a handgun, 150 rounds of ammunition for each day, an appropriate holster for the weapon you will be training with, extra magazines and or speed loaders, a light weight jacket or vest, eye and ear protection.

RSVP at 791.304.5706

Business sponsorships are still available.

Since 1980 the M-Lazy-C Ranch has hosted various organizations with team building, corporate events, rodeos and action shooting programs. Find more at:

About TCHDSA: The Teller County Sheriff’s Office – Honorary Deputy Sheriff’s Association was started in January 2011 and consists of local business people who want to make a difference in the community by supporting those who serve through the Sheriff’s Office with augmentation, public education and fund raising responsibilities.