Florida SWAT Association

The Florida SWAT Association is represented throughout the state of Florida. We have strong relationships and membership in the tactical community at the national level as well. We are open to all officers who may respond to and aid in the resolution of critical incidents.

If you have what it takes, then join the Florida SWAT Association now.

   SWAT Round-Up International November 7-12, 2021

The Florida SWAT Association and SWAT Round-Up International would like to pay tribute to Michael Dean Shell of McKinney, Texas, who passed away on Tuesday, January 5, 2021.  

In words written by his family, Mike’s love of people, from every walk in life, received something special from him – a second family, someone who believed in them, someone to encourage them and someone who, without question, would support them.  He was gifted at forming long-lasting, meaningful relationships.  He defined himself, however, in three ways: Christian, husband and father.  He said, “That’s really all that matters.” 

Mike loved spending time in the Colorado mountains, always sporting a cowboy hat or a fly fishing rod; he enjoyed hunting, shooting and traveling around the world with family and friends; but he equally loved nights at home around the fire pit.  Ever the Kansas City Chiefs fan, Mike never missed a game on TV and would gladly teach friends how to become “Raider Haters.”  He loved our country and respected and supported the United States military and police.

In lieu of flowers, the family requested memorial contributions be made in Mike’s name to SWAT Round-Up International to sponsor small city/regional officers’ participation in their globally-recognized training summit.

FSA and SRI are in awe that our organization was selected to receive donations in honor of Mike.  We will honor his wishes and are extremely grateful of Mike’s support of our event.

We offer our deepest condolences to Mike’s family and friends and know that Mike lives on through everyone that was fortunate enough to know him, to learn from him, to want to emulate him.  The world is truly better because of him.

Mike’s favorite scripture was Galatians 6.9:  “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”

Rest in peace, Mike – we have your six.