"Peace Officer" Talks About His Son-In-Law's Death At The Hands Of SWAT Team He Created

Feb 16, 2017

"Dub" Lawrence at one of the SWAT crime scenes he's investigated since the death of his son-in-law at the hands of a SWAT team.
Credit Courtesy "Peace Officer" film

William “Dub” Lawrence served as sheriff of Davis County just north of Salt Lake City in Utah in the 70s. While he was sheriff, he formed the SWAT team that 30 years later ended up killing his son-in-law. Lawrence visited State College for a screening and panel discussion about the film "Peace Officer," which documents his investigation into the death of his son-in-law and others at the hands of SWAT teams. Lawrence talked with WPSU’s Emily Reddy about his story and about the increased militarization of police. 

The documentary airs on WPSU-TV Feb. 16 at 8 p.m. Dub Lawrence will take part in a panel discussion afterward at around 9:30 p.m.