Lewis Wagoner is an OpsLens Contributor and former Navy SEAL. Following his career in the Navy, Lewis served as a police office for more than 30 years, which included time in SWAT. He now is a Certified FBI Self Defense and Arrest Techniques Instructor. He is also a Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do.
As part of the Hollywood, FL Police Department: Master Police Officer (Patrol, Tactical Unit, SWAT, VIN Unit (vice intelligence narcotics), Academy Advisor, Juvenile Detective. And in the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office: Patrol, P.A.L. Advisor.
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