The Wise Explorer competition team included, left to right, assistant advisor Officer Charles Parsons, Chris Deel, Zachary Kilgore, Zac Mullins, Logan Gardner, MacKinley Mullins, Blake McCracken, Jeffrey Kilbourne, Jake Flanary and advisor Sgt. Beldon Mullins.
On Feb. 7 the Wise Police Department Explorer Post 312 competed in the annual BSA Winterfest Competition in Gatlinburg, Tenn.
Approximately 3,500 Explorers attended the event from 17 different states. The Explorers competed against other posts in law enforcement competitions. The Wise post placed third in felony traffic stops and placed fourth in bomb threat response.
“These young men showed professionalism and leadership and displayed their knowledge in law enforcement by competing against some large police departments across the country,” noted their advisor, Wise police Sgt. Beldon Mullins.