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Comprised of a small number expertly skilled and rigorously trained law enforcement officers, SWAT (Special Weapons and Tactics) teams specialize in resolving high-intensity conflicts.
First formed in response to the violence that plagued many of America's cities in the 1960s, SWAT teams have become a vital component of modern American law enforcement. Employing highly disciplined tactics that require the mastery of advanced weaponry, the members of today's SWAT teams are frequently compared to those who serve in the elite special forces units of the nation's military.
Risking their lives each day to confront society's most dangerous criminals, the superbly skilled and exceptionally courageous members of America's SWAT teams are inspired by the example of St. Michael, who led the army of God against the renegade Lucifer in the ultimate battle between good and evil.
This coin salutes the outstanding dedication and commitment exhibited by all SWAT team officers. The obverse depicts St. Michael, the Patron Saint of Law Enforcement, standing triumphantly over the defeated figure of Lucifer. The reverse features a two-man SWAT team actively engaging their target.
Minted in MerlinGold, a proprietary brass alloy that simulates the look and feel of gold, this coin contains an antique bronze finish. Each coin comes packaged with a detailed header card that describes St. Michael's enduring legacy.