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ALBANY, GA (WALB) –Veteran Law enforcement officers say more law abiding citizens and more criminals are carrying guns and many of those guns are higher in caliber and quality. A deputy armed with just a pistol may face a criminal with much more firepower, so this training could make the difference in life or death.
Dougherty County and Terrell County Sheriff's Deputies work on combat marksmanship.
These officers, if forced to shoot, are expected to hit their target with the fewest number of shots.
Dougherty County Sheriff's Office Captain Craig Dodd said "We don't want stray rounds going down a street. We don't want rounds being sent out uselessly. We want them to be able to hit what they are aiming at."
Making that much more important today, deputies know that more South Georgians are carrying guns themselves, sometimes much more deadly guns than law enforcement.
Dodd said "We're seeing a lot more heavier weapons. A lot more weapons that are much better quality, than what they were in those days."
Training today also focused on deputies making sure their guns were not taken away from them in an attack.
Dougherty County Sheriff's Office Captain Allen Brock said "twenty percent of the officers killed or assaulted in the line of duty are assaulted with their own gun. Anytime we encounter any individual on the streets, there is a firearm present. We bring it."
Dodd said "We counter that by good training. Making sure our officers are proficient with their weapons, and they can hit what they aim at."
Because they know more guns are on South Georgia streets now than ever.
Dougherty County Sheriff's Deputies train with firearms at least five times a year, for 14 total hours. Because they say that training is what makes the difference between law enforcement and the criminals, many of whom are carrying firearms now.
Dougherty County Sheriff's Office firearm trainers also work with other South Georgia law enforcement agencies.
The Sheriff's office plans to provide civilian firearm training in the future.