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$10,000 Earmarked For Sheriff’s Department SWAT Team

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Sonora, CA — The county has granted the Tuolumne County Sheriff´s Department an additional $10,000 to purchase new equipment for its Special Weapons And Tactics team.

A year ago the department lost almost half of its SWAT budget. With the additional funds, Lt. George Ruckman says his department will be able to purchase ammunition for training purposes.

The SWAT team is made up of 12 full-time deputies who are on call 24/7. Since 1990 they have responded to approximately 75 calls without a single injury to one of the officers.

Written by Bill Johnson