Instructors

Ronald Fielder

Mr. Fielder is a 34-year veteran of the Metro Nashville Police Department serving initially as a patrol officer and then a K-9 officer, eventually serving in supervisory roles for both units. He also became Sergeant of the Criminal Intelligence Section and was responsible for tracking persistent violent offenders and assisting the FBI anti-terrorism task force. He retired in 2003 as the SWAT teams' senior firearms instructor after years as the SWAT entry team leader and sniper team leader. He is currently a rangemaster at the prestigious Gunsite Academy in Paulden, AZ.

Mr. Fielder has participated in numerous firearms and tactical training courses nationwide including those offered by Yavapai Firearms Academy, Thunder Ranch, Gunsite, and the Heckler & Koch International Training Division. He earned the "Instructor's Choice Award" after four weeks of grueling special response team training at the Department of Energy's Central Training Academy in Albuquerque, NM. He has won individual gold medals in shooting and martial arts in national police competitions and team gold medals in Police K-9 field trials. He has also attended both Glock and Colt armorer’s classes.

Mr. Fielder is a NRA-certified Tactical Police Instructor, a NRA Distinguished Expert pistol shooter, and a NRA-certified handgun instructor. He is P.O.S.T.-certified as an instructor in police pistol, rifle, shotgun, and SWAT. He is also a member of the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) and the International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors (IALEFI). He is an Endowment Member of the NRA.

John M. L. Brown

John M. L. Brown graduated cum laude from Vanderbilt University in 1970 and served in the United States Navy from 1970 to 1974. In 1977, following graduation from Vanderbilt Law School, he entered the private practice of law in Nashville, Tennessee. His mailing address is 222 Second Avenue North, Suite 312, Nashville, Tennessee 37201. Telephone, 615-242-3348. E-mail, johnmlbrown@aol.com.

For many years, Mr. Brown has been engaged by the local chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police to go to the scene of police-involved shootings and other critical incidents to ensure that officers' rights are protected. He frequently represents officers in disciplinary proceedings and in high-profile excessive-force litigation. He has been a featured speaker at numerous seminars dealing with critical incident issues, firearms litigation, ethical issues in cases involving firearms, and police liability in the federal courts.

Mr. Brown has been a professional firearms instructor since 1987, and he has been the beneficiary of advanced training at Chapman Academy, Yavapai Firearms Academy, Thunder Ranch, and Gunsite. He is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association, the Nashville Bar Association, and the National Rifle Association, and an associate member of the FOP, and the International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors (IALEFI). He is a staff member of the Police Policy Studies Council.

Randolph A. Veazey

Randolph A. Veazey is an attorney maintaining an office in Nashville, Tennessee, and practicing in Tennessee since 1979. In his professional practice he has been involved with the defense of individuals and property owners in cases involving security issues; the use and misuse of firearms; and the defense of individuals and property owners in the use of force in protection of patrons and property. He has completed hundreds of hours of firearms training at PRI, Gunsite Academy, Yavapai Firearms Academy, E.A.G., and has participated in edged weapons training with the Operational Skills Group. Mr. Veazey is an NRA certified pistol instructor and a certified Glock Armorer. Mr. Veazey has been a State of Tennessee certified Handgun Instructor at PRI since November 2004.

Aubrey Parker

Aubrey Parker has trained extensively with PRI since 1996 and has been instructing since 1998. He has also trained at Gunsite Academy and Yavapai Firearms Academy and with the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department, the United States Department of Energy, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Mr. Parker has participated in edged weapons training with Steve Tarani. He is certified as a handgun instructor by the National Rifle Association and the State of Tennessee and is a certified Glock armorer. Mr. Parker has three years of law enforcement experience as a Reserve Deputy with the Williamson County Sheriff's Department. He is a Life Member of the NRA.

Michelle Lewis is certified as a Tennessee State Handgun Instructor following firearms training at PRI, Gunsite Academy, and the Yavapai Firearms Academy. Ms. Lewis has completed many hours of training in the defensive use of shoulder-fired and handheld firearms.