We Had a 15 year old boy killed by a 40 year old man resulting in a dispute over some flowers. Due to the flaring tempers from both familys, we were called in to secure the jail while he was booked in. This was wrote by a newspaper colomnist after watching us all arrive and do our thing. SHERIFFS DEPT’S SRT APPEARS WELL TRAINED If Friday nights course of events is any indication, the Scott county sheriffs dept special response unit, is well-equipped and well prepared to serve scott county in in circumstances where traditional law enforcement efforts are sufficient. With tempers flaring and news of death of a minor spreading like wildfire in the local community, the sheriffs dept felt it nessacary to call in the SRT, which was deployed for the first time since its creation in april 2004. The unit wasn’t acting in the traditional sense of a swat team; they weren’t attempting to rescue a hostage or subdue a barriacaded criminal. Instead they were protecting the suspected criminal from potential retaliation from vigilanties in the community who were outraged by the nature of the alleged crime. Within minutes of being called into action Friday, members of the SRT had assembled themselves at the sheriffs office in Huntsville, awaiting their next command. As the suspect was prepared for transport back to the sheriffs office, the unit set up a perimeter around the department that would likely have been difficult to penetrate. Fortunatly all remained calm at the sheriffs office through out the evening hours on Friday, and the SRTs full efectivness wasn’t realized. But watching the team in action was impressive. The members of the Unit are well trained- According to Sheriff Carson they have received training from Federal agencies, train 8 hours each month on their own time, and use own money to purchase turn out gear the county cant afford to provide- And appreantly well prepared. The officers we spoke too at the sheriffs office on Friday were professional an courteous. And they undertook their task at hand with a certain seriousness that left little doubt that they were prepared to act if needed. It took a full year after the development of the SRT for the units response to be needed. Hopefully, it will be much longer then that before it is needed again. But, after seeing this team in action on Friday, there is little doubt that if and when a situation arises, Scott county’s citizens can rest assured that the SRT is well equipped and well prepared to handle it.