By Lars Dalseide | February 21 2012 17:22

Law Enforcement battles weather and nerves at Long Range Alley

Slogging through the mud at NRA's Tactical Police Competition in Louisiana
Range officers trudging through the rain and mud while scoring the NRA TPC in Louisiana.

Grand Cane, Louisiana -"The rain was coming down pretty hard."

That's what NRA Manager of Law Enforcement Competitions Marc Lipp said when asked about last weekend's Tactical Police Competition (TPC) at the Long Range Alley Gun Club in Grand Cane, Louisiana. According to reports, there was little sight of warmth and sun for this match. Competitors were instead treated to a deluge of wind, mud and rain that put the actual match in jeopardy.

"I wouldn't have been surprised if the weather scared some people away," said Lipp. "As it turned out, we ended up at just four competitors under capacity."

NRA Tactical Police Competition Awards
Louisiana Tactical Police Competition Awards handed out at the NRA TPC.

Out of the 96 competitors who braved the soggy settings, 56 registered for the Tactical Division (rifles with scopes and semi-auto shotguns) while the remaining 40 headed for the Patrol (iron sights and pump action shotguns).

After everything was said and done, here's how the top five finished up in each category:

2012 Louisiana TPC Patrol Division
Sun McKinney PD 374.27
2 Scroggins Omnisec Security 387.68  
3 Binkley Omnisec Security 390.20
4 Roeske Fairfax County PD 407.42
5 Billings Dorchester Co. Sheriff's 460.06

2012 Louisiana TPC Tactical Division
Naffziger Lewisville PD 384.97
2 Noto Louisiana State Police 402.24
3 Spalding DHS 414.27
4 B. Smith Round Rock PD 428.95
5 Hill Kansas City Missouri PD 434.26

Shooter finding targets amongst the shotgun shells at NRA's Louisiana Tactical
A competitor braving the mud and discarded shotgun shells at last weekend's NRA Louisiana TPC.

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