Tulsa Police Department preparing for Oklahoma SWAT Games for law enforcement training

Posted at 3:56 PM, Nov 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-16 20:26:47-05

TULSA---Tulsa Police have a few bragging rights. 

They're known as Champions of last year's SWAT Games that test the ability of Special Operations Forces all over Oklahoma. 

Those champions are being put to the test daily by each other. 

With Tulsa's Precision Rifle Operations, the pull of a trigger signals years of experience. 

The team is coming off one of it's most stressful shots in the death of Salvador Reyes last month. 

"That's what we train for is exactly what happened. He did a perfect job taking that shot and saving that 18-month-old baby." said Officer Adam Ashley. 

Officer Ashley's been with the team for over a decade. 

Wednesday, he took a test run on Tulsa's latest course. 

"Whether it's sitting on top of a stair. I've been on top of a roof, I've been under a car. I was in a sewer pipe one night. All these different positions we can set up and utilize for realistic training." he said. 

And their work has paid off. 

They're the 2016 Champions of the Oklahoma SWAT Games that pits them against the likes of the Oklahoma Highway Patrol and other law enforcement. 

"We're all friends and good competitors, but yeah it feels good to win. Who doesn't like to be the winner?" said Officer Jason Bell. 

This year, the competition continues on Tulsa turf. 

Even though their championship prevents them from competing, setting these courses for everyone else isn't just fun and games. 

"We set up that so we can be more competitive." said Bell. 

The real success comes when lives are saved in real pressure situations. 

They're ready thanks to like Wednesday. 

The Precision Rifle Operators enjoy the physical competition between each other knowing the outcome could benefit all of Tulsa. 

"How much longer do I have? When I can't run the PT tests and keep up with these young guys. I'll have to swallow my pride and quit." said Ashley. "Until then, I'm going to outshoot them everyday."

The competition is set for March 22, 2017. 

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