This Republican Governor Took Part In A SWAT Team Competition Over The Weekend [VIDEO]
Missouri Governor Eric Greitens took part in a SWAT team competition over the weekend.
The Republican governor, a former Navy SEAL, was invited to compete in the Southeast Missouri SWAT Challenge with the St. Louis County SWAT team, his office said.
A local news reporter captured video of Greitens blitzing through the obstacle course section of the competition.
The governor’s teammates can be heard congratulating him as his time is read out. “Atta boy!” one officer said. “Good job, sir,” another added.
Other events in the competition, held in honor of slain Washington County Sheriffs Deputy Chris Parsons, included a simulated terrorist attack, an officer down situation and an active shooter situation.
The Facebook video, posted on Saturday, went viral over the weekend, garnering half a million views by Monday.
“I’m grateful for the opportunity to be here to honors Officer Parsons and all of the law enforcement officers who sacrifice so much for all of us,” Greitens told KFVS.