Branyon, Bart
Incident Debrief: Capitol Federal Savings and Loan Hostage Incident
Hours: 2    Start Time: 08:00    End Time: 10:00    
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On May 18, 2005, a masked armed robber entered the Capitol Federal Savings and Loan in Olathe, KS and initiated a bizarre series of events to include stripping and chaining of hostages, two-way radio communications, shots fired, vehicle pursuit, takeover of an aircraft and an officer(s) involved shooting. The presenter will guide you through this multi-faceted rapid response tactical operation and discuss the lessons learned.

Bart Branyon - Bio
Bart Branyon is currently the Chief of the Kansas Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) and previously retired from the Olathe, KS Police Department. He served that agency for 20 years, 18 of those were with the Tactical Support Unit. Bart served as a SWAT officer, sniper, team supervisor and tactical operations center commander during that period. Bart also served as US Department of Defense subject matter expert in counter-IED operations and a US Department of State SME in counter-terrorism operations. He served in that capacity for eight years in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bahrain and Jordan.

Bart is a recipient of 1994 Kansas City Metro Tactical Officers Association Tactical Officer of the Year award, the NTOA's 2005 Individual Award of Valor, the Kansas Peace Officers Association Medal of Valor, the Kansas City Metro Chiefs of Police Medal of Valor, the Olathe Police Department Medal of Valor, the OPD Life-Saving Award, and the OPD 2005 Officer of the Year Award. He received the US Department of the Army Commanders Award for Civilian Service, and the US Department of the Army Superior Civilian Service Award. The US Department of the Army and the International Security Assistance Force-Special Operations Forces (ISAF-SOF) recognized Bart for his embedded counter-IED service in Afghanistan in 2012 and 2013. Bart is a member of the NTOA Board of Directors and serves as an instructor in SWAT Command and Supervision development.