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Albany Police compete to find their "Top Gun"

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By Jim Wallace - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –Albany Police take aim and open fire to see who's the best shooting cop.

The "Top Gun" competition was held Friday morning at the gun range. The top ten shooting officers were pitted in a combat shooting style timed test.

Using their 40 caliber service pistols, the officers went through an obstacle course, using different objects for cover as they shot 15 targets.

Each missed shot cost them seconds.

APD has not held this Top Gun competition for several years, so the officers were eager to resume the competition.

Albany Police Sgt. Greg Elder said "I am glad to see us bring it back to the police department. It builds on our camaraderie as it's a very challenging course."

This shooting test is designed with elements that an officer on the street may face.

Seven of the ten competitors shot Friday, but the final three could not get away from duties today and will shoot tomorrow.

The winner of the Albany Police Top Gun competition will be announced Monday.

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