YORK COUNTY, SC – Two York County Sheriff’s deputies won top honors from the National Rifle Association Tactical Police Competition in Anderson, SC.

On April, 13 2013 Sgt. Heath Clevenger and Sgt. Buddy Brown attended the NRA Tactical Police Competition in Anderson, SC where out of 20 teams consisting of law enforcement, military and members of the US Secret Service, Clevenger and Brown finished in second place over all in the Tactical Division.

Sgt. Clevenger won 1st place in the County Law Enforcement Tactical Division.  Also, out of 71 individuals both Sgt. Clevenger and Sgt. Brown came in fifth and six place over all.

**The NRA Law Enforcement Division Tactical Police Competition matches are comprised of four to seven separate courses of fire. Courses may be handgun-only, rifle or shotgun-only, or a combination of firearms. Each course is designed to challenge the officer's skills in the use of their duty firearms and equipment. Some of the challenges include: assessing threat and non-threat targets; firing from unusual shooting positions; making tactical decisions of how to move through a course; using cover and working around visual barriers; being responsible for ammunition management; assessing hits; and balancing the paramount need for accuracy with speed.  **Source: http://www.nrahq.org/law/competitions/tpc/index.asp