The best sharp shooters Gaston police agencies have to offer were chosen and taken to the Southeaster Regional SWAT competition to see which out of 14 teams from four states are best.
The Gastonia Police SWAT team traveled to Harrisonburg, Va., on June 8 for the two-day competition in target shooting, hostage rescues, practice officer rescues and an obstacle course. They came in second place overall.
Capt. Steve Duncan with Gastonia Police Department went along to supervise and said the SWAT team had never been to the competition before.