Indiana State Police Special Operations Lt. Mark Tow Presented with Lifetime Achievement Award

first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare In the spring of 2003, several Indiana SWAT Commanders and tactical officers attended Fourkiller Consulting’s SWAT Commanders course in Kokomo, Indiana. This course was hosted by Captain Larkin Fourkiller of the Kokomo Police Department SWAT Team and featured retired Los Angeles Police Department SWAT Team member and National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) Board member, Ron McCarthy.At the conclusion of this training, these Commanders and senior tactical officers decided to try and establish a professional tactical officers association for the state of Indiana. Over the next few months these future Indiana SWAT Officers Association members contacted various tactical associations throughout the country. With the assistance of these associations, the Indiana SWAT Officers Association was created.The reasons for the creation of the association were two-fold. First and foremost, was to advance the education and professionalism of law enforcement officers involved in tactical operations through the transfer of ideas and information. Secondly, to further improve the “networking” of agencies and personnel involved in critical incidents and high risk operations.Recently, the Indiana SWAT Officers Association held their annual conference in Indianapolis and presented Indiana State Police Special Operations Lieutenant Mark Tow with the Lifetime Achievement Award.Below is the Lifetime Nomination letter drafted by Special Operations First Sergeant Corey Culler.On November 16, 1986, after having been a proud member of the United States Marine Corps, Mark Tow swore another oath to protect and defend the Constitutions of the United States and the State of Indiana when he became an Indiana State Trooper.  After his appointment to the Department, Trooper Tow earned a spot on Area III’s Emergency Response Team in 1988.  During his time on Team III, Mark was a sniper, entry element leader, and an assistant team leader.In 1998, when the 5 Area teams merged to form the three teams in existence today, Mark became the team leader of the South.  He also became a squad sergeant at the District level.In 2008, Mark was promoted to First Sergeant, and was reassigned to Special Operations in a full time SWAT program.  In 2013, Mark was promoted to Lieutenant in Special Operations and manages SWAT, EOD, SCUBA, and K9 Sergeants.Lieutenant Tow has had a busy SWAT career that spans 28 years and counting.  He has been involved in 1000s of barricades, high risk warrant services, and many successful hostage rescues.  Mark Tow is the recipient of three (3) Combat Action Awards while with SWAT.  Combat Action Awards are awarded to individuals for courageous “at risk” performance of duty to include the use of and/or defense against life threatening physical force.In 1998, an armed suspect was located at I64 at the 86mm in a wooded area.  Suspect fires a shotgun at SWAT and is shot by multiple units and did not survive his wounds.June 1, 2005 Shelbyville Big Foot gas station Hostage Rescue under gunfire.  Hostage is saved and the suspect is killed.In 2015, Owen County had a pursuit with an armed drug addict/dealer.  ISP SWAT deploys armor and attempts to negotiate a surrender.  Suspect fires a round out the window then steps out of the vehicle, refusing to drop his gun.  When he aims at SWAT, he is shot and does not survive.On 3-31-16 while assisting the Speedway Police Department and brother SWAT officers, Lt. Tow was again involved in a deadly force incident with a suspect armed with a shotgun.  After hours of negotiations, the suspect refused to surrender and at one moment, pointed his shotgun at the officer on perimeter as an arrest team.  He was shot multiple times but survived his wounds because SWAT officers provided him with immediate trauma care.  This will be the fourth Combat Action Award for Lt. Tow.Lt. Tow has always been focused on the tactical side of police work.  He believes in training to ones highest potential, working with other agencies, and sharing information in tactical circles will make us all better.  He always says that when you want a problem solved, send in a tactical SWAT cop because they will know what to do or find a solution most rik tik.“Lt. Tow has been a contributing member of the Emergency Response Team (ERT) or Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) teams for nearly three decades,” said Assistant Commander of Indiana State Police Special Operations Captain David Travis. “His tactical skills and vast experience are unparalleled and the Department is very fortunate to have such a dedicated and experienced Tactical Commander.Lt. Tow has two grown children. He and his wife reside in Sullivan County.last_img read more

Gretchen Carlson, Major Garrett to keynote NAFCU’s Caucus

first_img continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Hundreds of credit union representatives who attend NAFCU’s 2019 Congressional Caucus will have the opportunity to hear from renowned journalists Gretchen Carlson and Major Garrett. Not yet registered for this year’s Caucus? Register before July 12 and save $200 with code CAUCUSAVINGS.“NAFCU and our award-winning advocacy team love having the opportunity to connect our credit union members with prominent lawmakers, administration officials and regulators during our Congressional Caucus,” said NAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger. “This premier event allows credit unions to highlight the good work they do in their communities and for their 117 million members, in addition to effecting change on key policy issues, such as housing finance reform and regulatory relief.”Happening Sept. 8-11, NAFCU’s Congressional Caucus – sponsored this year by Visa – provides credit unions the opportunity to meet directly with their representatives and senators on Capitol Hill. Throughout the week, attendees will hear from influential decision makers and thought leaders on key issues affecting the industry and nation as a whole.Carlson will deliver Caucus’ opening keynote Monday. She is one of America’s most successful news anchors and a globally recognized advocate for women’s empowerment. In addition to hosting news programs and documentaries, Carlson is a New York Times bestselling author and was named one of Time Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World.”last_img read more

Crime and violence receives attention from religious leaders

first_img Sharing is caring! Share LocalNews Crime and violence receives attention from religious leaders by: – April 14, 2011 12 Views   no discussions Tweetcenter_img Share Share Religious Leaders at this mornings discussion.The matter of Crime and Violence in Dominica is receiving the attention of the Christian Churches.Representatives from the Dominica Christian Council, the Evangelical Association, and the Seventh Day Adventist Church met today at the Roman Catholic Chancery Conference Room on Thursday, April 14, 2011, to discuss the situation of Crime and Violence in Dominica and to form a partnership on the way forward.The meeting thoroughly examined the impact of Crime and Violence in the Dominican Society and discussed a paper on crime and violence with recommendations, prepared by the Justice & Peace Commission of the Roman Catholic Church which was presented to Government.The meeting of Christian churches agreed on a working group to review the recommendations contained in the paper presented by the Justice & Peace Commission and also to identify areas for a joint plan of action.The meeting, which was held in a very cordial atmosphere, agreed that the Christian Churches can play a pivotal role in addressing issues related to crime and violence in Dominica.The established working group has set a date in early May to identify and agree on a plan of action.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Encourage kids in sports, Adekuoroye charges parents

first_imgWorld No. 1 female wrestler, Odunayo Adekuoroye (57kg) has called on parents and guardians not to discourage their wards, especially female ones from participating in sports. Sportinglife.ng reports that the world wrestling silver medalist made the appeal while sharing her experience at this year’s International Women’s Day programme tagged “Enhancing the value of Women in Sports” held in Lagos . According to the five-time African champion, children who engage in sports have advantages over those that are prevented from doing sports. “I will like to advocate allowing female child to participate in sports. “The advantages of doing sports are enormous. Kids that are actively involved in sports are assured of better health, fewer chronic illnesses, and reduced risk of obesity.Advertisement Loading… Promoted Content8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our Planet6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThe Untold Truth Of Sasha Obama7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A VeganThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?7 Things That Actually Ruin Your Phone8 Best 1980s High Tech Gadgets6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read Morecenter_img “While I was in school I joined sports because I just wanted to travel out of Akure where we live. I remembered when my coach followed me home to tell my parents how important it is for me to participate in sports. My father told my coach no, she gets sick every time, that she cannot do any sports, she is not strong enough. When my father asked which sport and he answered wrestling, both my parents shouted. odunayo adekuroye reacts as she outshines an opponents in a tough encounter “Thank God for my coach, he was able to convince them. When I started active sport I stopped getting sick, I became stronger and I get to travel everywhere in Nigeria, Africa and around the world as I had dreamt of. I thank God today I am a national champion, African champion, commonwealth champion, rated number one in the world,” the two-time Commonwealth gold medalist said. Read Also 2020 Olympics: I’m not under pressure, says Adekuoroye Other speakers at the event organized by Ladies in Sports International, an organization established to celebrate and improve Women’s sports and Women in sports globally, include: Former track and field star, Falilat Ogunkoya; Paralympian, Folashade Oluwafemiayo and 100/200m athlete, Joy Udo-Gabriel. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more