The Charles County Sheriff's Office Corrections Pistol Team won trophies and broke a record on August 7 when they competed in the third annual Tri-County Law Enforcement Shootout held at the Patuxent River Naval Air Station.
The team consisted of Sgt. Harry Bowling, Cpl. Sean Craig, CFC Butch Keirsey and COI Matt Irby and won second place in the four-person team with a score of 1742 points. The team competed against teams from the St. Marys County Sheriffs Office, Naval Air Station Public Safety, Marine Corps Security Force, U.S. Marshals Service and Naval Criminal Investigative Service. The competition consisted of individual, two-person and four-person teams.
COI Irby was awarded the Grand Master Trophy for breaking all seven clay birds in the clay bird shoot-out. Not only did he break the clay birds in the fastest time in this years competition, but he broke the previous 14 second-record by breaking all the clay birds in 12 seconds. This is an impressive feat, considering few competitors can even break all seven clay birds.
In the individual competition, out of a possible 500 points, Sgt. Bowling won second place and COI Irby won third place with 466 and 465 points, respectively. CO Craig placed 13th with a score of 428 points and Co Keirsey placed 25th with 383 points.