Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office Hosts Wounded Warrior Day


This summer, The Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office hosted a Top Gun Steel Challenge at the Ouachita Parish Public Shooting Range to raise funds for Wounded Warriors.

“It was exciting to see competitors, volunteers and sponsors come together in support of an event for Wounded Warriors,” said Ouachita Sheriff Jay Russell.

Competitors came from all over to try out their shooting skills on five different steel plate stages.  The competitor who completed the stages with the lowest score using a center-fire and rim-fire handgun won the Top Gun Shooter Award.  Prizes and plaques were also awarded to class and division winners.  “The Wounded Warriors were an inspiration and at the same time a humbling reminder of the sacrifice they have made to secure our freedom,” Sheriff Russell said.

roceeds from contributions and fees were donated to the Northeast Louisiana Veterans Association for Wounded Warriors.  The Ouachita Parish Public Shooting Range has facilities for Archery, pistols and rifles plus a five-stand shotgun trap shoot.  The range is free for veterans, law enforcement personnel and senior citizens in appreciation of their service to the community.

Wounded Warrior, Trey Lafitte, USMC, shoots steel targets at the event