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Oak CLiff Lions Club Features Former SWAT Member and Lead Instructor for Tactical Training on February 25th 

The Oak Cliff Lions Club is featuring Michael Witzgall on Wednesday, February 25th at noon in Weiss Auditorium on the Methodist Hospital campus. The public is encouraged to come hear the former police officer discuss his career and how he trains others now to keep our city and country safe. 
 
The son of a career military officer, Mike spent 12 years on active duty as a noncommissioned and commissioned officer (mostly carrying a rifle, rubber boat, and dive equipment running up and down the beaches of sunny California). While in the military, Mike served in the Marine Corps elite Force Reconnaissance teams and then later as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army Infantry and Military Police Corps. In 1988, after numerous deployments around the world, Mike left the military as a Captain and joined the Dallas Police Department. During his tenure with Dallas, Mike earned 48 written commendations, two life saving awards, a police commendation bar (for valor), two Certificates of Merit (for valor) and the Medal for Valor (43rd Recipient).
 
Mike served as a patrolman in south Dallas and as a member of a Tactical team (SWAT). Published in his field, Mike has written numerous articles for law enforcement magazines and has published eight tactical training manuals.
 
Mikes career with Dallas ended after a severe line of duty injury forced him into early retirement. This injury eventually led the amputation of his left leg above the knee. Currently, Mike is co-owner of Charlie-Mike Enterprises, Inc. Charlie-Mike Enterprises, Inc. specializes in teaching courses such as, but not limited to;  Hazardous Warrant / Apprehensions, Basic and Advanced SWAT, Basic and Advanced Police Rifle, Hostage Rescue, and Counter Paramilitary Operations. Through Charlie-Mike Enterprises, Inc. Mike has also been contracted as a consultant to review and assist in upgrading security at Independent School Districts and private corporations.  Since its inception in 1998, Charlie-Mike Enterprises, Inc. has taught over 1750 officers from as many as 300 different agencies.  
 
In addition to teaching SWAT, Mike is a specialist in underwater salvage and recovery operations of small to medium-large size water craft. Several of these “recoveries” have led to insurance investigations and the conviction of the claimants for arson and fraud.  Through hard work and dedication (and with his wife Shelly always at his side) Mike has earned a reputation as an expert in Underwater Crime Scene Reconstruction, Evidence Preservation and Watercraft Recoveries. Mike can be contacted at (972) 291-7809 or at CMESWAT@aol.com.
 
Everyone interested in law enforcement or the secruity of our nation is invited to attend this meeting. The Oak Cliff Lions Club is one of the largest of the Lions Clubs in the United States. The club's motto is: "We Serve." Local business men and women and elected city officials are members of the club and new members are always welcome.
 
To reserve your seat for the lunch contact Membership Chair Carol Donovan at carolcdonovanpc@aol.com or secretary Sara Kittow at sara.kitto@oakclifflions.org or call (214) 943-9725. Lunch is $8.50 but reservations are requested.
 
The Lions meet every Wednesday at Noon:
Methodist Medical Center
Weiss Building
1401 Stemmons Ave., 
Dallas, TX  75208
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