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Punxsy Borough Police Department making good use of firing range

July 7, 2014

Matt Conrad, Punxsutawney Borough Police officer (on ground), is pictured practice shooting with a rifle at the Punxsutawney Police Firing Range. Carl Gotwald, Jefferson County Sheriff and firearms instructor, is offering instruction to Conrad on firing. (Photo by Larry McGuire/The Punxsutawney Spirit)

YOUNG TOWNSHIP — Ready, aim, fire! Those are the words that rang out recently at the Punxsutawney Borough Police Department's firing range in Young Township.

As required by code, the Pennsylvania Municipal Police Officers' Education and Training Commission (MPOETC), police officers in the state are required to pass a firearms training course every year.

Carl Gotwald, Jefferson County Sheriff and firearms training officer, said officers are required to qualify on handgun, rifle and shotgun each year to stay up-to-date.

Read the full story in Tuesday's edition of The Spirit.

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