specialist firearms officer


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specialist firearms officer (SFO)

a police officer who has been specially trained in the use of firearms. See also ARMED RESPONSE VEHICLE.
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But one of the officers involved in the programme, former UK Police specialist firearms officer Jamie Clark, was happy with the show.
He also represented several firearms officers in the inquest of Ian Terry who was a serving specialist firearms officer who was shot dead during a training exercise.
Sgt Winters has been a specialist firearms officer for nine years and currently works on Armed Response Vehicles.
Those who succeed qualify as an authorised firearms officer (AFO) but to become a full-time armed cop, they have to be nominated to become a specialist firearms officer.
Specialist firearms officer Anthony Long, 58, would not have had time to see whether Mr Rodney was doing anything before he came into his sights during the "hard stop" operation, jurors were told.
Earlier in the inquest a specialist firearms officer - D10 - described the tactical operations.
They now work for an independent company called Minerva NI Ltd which was set up by four former Specialist Firearms Officer Instructors.
A specialist firearms officer made the weapon safe and it was later successfully test fired.
Johnson wooed 19-year-old Claire by boasting he was in training to become a specialist firearms officer with Northumbria Police.
The specialist firearms officer, whose identity was hidden from the court and was referred to as "Ralph", was in charge of Black Team on the day of the shooting.
Nicolas Holliman, who lives on the 350-property estate, said he saw four officers with guns and rifles and a specialist firearms officer in a gas mask.

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