Sheriff Russell Recognizes Local Marksman

Today, Sheriff Jay Russell and Chief Deputy Marc Mashaw recognized Julia Johnson, a local 4-H Club member who is also a member of the Ouachita 4-H Shooting Sports Team and is on the State of Louisiana 4-H Shooting Sports Team.

Last week, the Louisiana team competed in the Small-Bore Rifle Competition at the 2021 4-H Shooting Sports National Championship in Grand Island, Nebraska.

Julia and her teammates won 1st place CMP, 1st place Silhouette and 5th NRA, making them the overall Championship Small-Bore Team in the U.S. for the 2nd year in a row.

Julia also placed 2nd individually in the CMP match.

Thirty-two states competed in the 4-H competition, represented by 600+ competitors.

Julia practices her skills at the OPSO Public Rifle Range, shooting in both CMP and Vintage Rifle matches.  When she is not competing, she volunteers her time assisting range officers with the matches.

Congratulations to the Louisiana 4-H team for your accomplishments for the past two years.

We are especially proud of Julia and her success, wishing her the very best in the future!