Take Note: Former Sheriff Says SWAT Teams Are Overused; One Killed His Son-In-Law

Apr 7, 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 talked with WPSU’s Emily Reddy about his story and about the increased militarization of police.