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Mason Owner/CEO – Primary Instructor Deputy Mason Aka “Gunfufighter” has served as a Deputy Sheriff at a Sheriff's Office in one of the largest Counties in the United states for the last 16 Years. While there he has held the position of Patrol Deputy, Dignitary Protection Deputy, Court Security Deputy, and has been assigned to the Tactical Operations Team for the last 6 years where he serves as entry personnel, an instructor and a sniper.

While assigned to the SWAT division Mason has been a part of over 1000 Tactical Missions that include Security Details for presidents, High Risk arrests, High risk search warrants, Barricaded subject calls and Hostage Rescues.

Mason is one of 3 owners, and the current CEO of Lineage Defense, a training company comprised of multiple subject matter experts that have a combined experience of over 100 years. Our goal is to provide a wide variety of training to professionals, and families that want to make everyone in the household or unit an asset. We pride ourselves on contextual training that translates to the real world and can make anyone more effective to protect their self, their family or the public.

  • Credentials: Sheriff’s Office Tactical Operation Team
  • Training: Post Certified Training & Firearms Instructor, SWAT school, Tactical SCBA School, Night Vision Operators Course, High Threat Vehicle Engagements School, Rogers Shooting School, Distractive Devise Chemical Munitions & Specialty impact Munitions Course, Explosives Handler, FBI sniper School, Defensive Tactics Instructor, and Breaching School.
  • Current Profession: Active Deputy Sheriff assigned to Tactical Operation Team - Owner/CEO of Lineage Defense
  • Weapon of Choice: 13.7" Grunt
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