Sara Ahrens

Top Shot, Sara

Age: 38
Hometown: Roscoe, IL
Occupation: Police Sergeant

Sara Ahrens doesn’t feel like she has anything to prove: She’s already spent 15 years displaying her skills. The first woman in her police department to even test for the SWAT team, she not only got accepted but also became its supervisor. For the better part of two decades, Sara has shot with the U.S. Army and as a cop in Rockford, Illinois. Her husband Mike is also an officer, and the couple joke that they compete for their children’s admiration. “I would be lying to you if I didn’t say I want to be my kids’ hero,” says Sara. “Winning on Top Shot could get me there.”