Dub Lawrence

"Dub" Lawrence at one of the SWAT crime scenes with strings marking bullet paths.
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.

Dub Lawrence in a room with strings to mark bullet trajectories.
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.