Nick DeMedici is a lifelong shooter and native of Morgantown, West Virginia. He began his law enforcement career in 2004 with the Monongalia County Sheriff’s Office. As a Deputy Sheriff, DeMedici worked in the patrol division before being assigned to the Detective’s Division in 2008. In addition to serving in the Detective’s Division, he was a member of the Sheriff’s Office Special Response Team where he received additional training on tactics and firearms utilized in tactical law enforcement situations. DeMedici left the Monongalia County Sheriff’s Office in 2013 for employment with the West Virginia State Police as a State Trooper. He was initially assigned to the Kingwood Detachment before being transferred to the Morgantown Detachment, which is where he finished out his last year as a law enforcement officer. DeMedici is the 2006 recipient of the West Virginia Chief of Police Association Carl E. Kocher Most Outstanding Officer Award as well as the 2014 West Virginia State Police Retired Members Association Outstanding Cadet Award.
Molly Linthicum graduated from Fairmont State College in May 2002 with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice. She started her 14-year law enforcement career as a patrolman with the West Virginia University Police Department and graduated from the West Virginia State Police Academy in December 2004. She then continued her career at the Morgantown Police Department in 2005 where she remains employed as sergeant. She is a certified Field Training Officer, and has several honorable achievements including, the Medal of Distinguished Services, Lifesaving Medal and Chief’s Unit Citation. Additionally, Linthicum graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a Master of Science in Criminal Justice and Crime Prevention in December of 2017. She is a former adjunct professor at Pierpont Community and Technical College in the Criminal Justice Associate Degree Program. In addition to her position as sergeant with the Morgantown Police Department, Linthicum is a patrol sergeant and Vice President of the Monongalia/Preston Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #87.
Stan Fetty is a Vietnam Veteran who served in the United States Army from 1969 to 1972 and was honorably discharged. He is a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association (NRA), and is an NRA Certified Instructor for Basic Pistol, Personal Protection in the Home and Tactical Handgun courses. He is also a member of the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) as a Master Class Shooter and certified Range Safety Officer. Currently, Fetty serves as the Security Team Lead and Pistol Trainer for Chestnut Ridge Church in Morgantown, WV.
Rich Downes has lived in Morgantown his entire life, with the exception of the four years he spent in the Navy. Rich spent 27 years with the Morgantown police department, serving as a firearms instructor for 25. He also worked as a detective, drug task force member, SWAT team member and in several other capacities. He retired in 2003.
During the following years, Rich served as a driver for senior citizens, a ranger with BOPARC, and home builder and renovater. In his free time, he enjoys hunting and fishing. Rich carries a Diamondback .38 special revolver and a 5-shot .22 Derringer.
Demus “Ponch” Reyes retired from the West Virginia State Police with 21 years of service. Throughout his 21 years, he served the State Police Emergency and Reaction Team as a sniper and as a training officer. Prior to joining the West Virginia State Police, Reyes served as a Marine Corps Infantryman from 1964 to 1968 with service in Vietnam as a machine gun section leader from 1967 to 1968. Reyes also served in the United States Army Reserve from 1983 to 2004 in the military police and military intelligence fields, retiring as a Master Sergeant in 2004. He also graduated from West Virginia University Law School and currently works for the Monongalia County Prosecutor’s Office. Reyes is an avid shooter and is a member of the Mason-Dixon Rifle Club, where he participates in International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) competitions. Additionally, Reyes has experience in bullseye competition shooting.