The Marion County Special Operations Unit (aka S.W.A.T.) was started in 2006 by Sheriff Kevin Williams to help combat the growing drug problem and to have a specialized unit here in Marion County.
Each Special Operations officer is a certified S.W.A.T. officer. Each officer has specialized training in weapons and tactics. This training allows them to aid area agencies in dangerous high risk warrant service, hostage and barricaded situations, and to help keep the citizens of Marion County and surrounding areas safe.
The Marion County Special Operations Unit members are from left to right: Assistant Team Commander David Oliver, Commander - Instructor Bill Pendley, Adam Heath, Jimmy Pendley, Jeff Davis, and Michael Butler. Not pictured are Shane Dickinson and Gary Hamlett.
|Jeff Davis, Sniper -
Entry Team Member