2017 Conference Speaker Bios

2017 ATOA Conference Presenters

Kris-1 book-cover-                               Kris “Tanto” Paronto – Hero of Benghazi



 Las Vegas Metro SWAT                                                       Officer James Bertuccini – Las Vegas Metro SWAT

Hostage Rescue De-Brief – “The Stand-Off Mom”

James Bertuccini was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada and was hired by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department in 2004. He has been assigned to Patrol, Homeland Security Saturation Team and the Detective Bureau throughout his career and is currently assigned to the SWAT team where he has served for the last seven years. He is an Assistant Team Leader on the Entry Team and is also an Explosive Breacher.  James will present a de-brief and lessons learned on a hostage rescue situation involving two small children and their mother who was the hostage taker and labeled by the media as the “Stand-Off Mom”.