Texas Police Games competition fosters friendships

By Elliott Cochran

Updated: 06.27.09

As the thousands of visiting police officers began the second day of the annual Texas Police Athletic Federation Games, seven sharpshooters from across the state had their eyes on the prize Friday.

Montgomery County Sheriff’s Deputy Ken Henderson was among those law enforcement officers participating in the sniper competition Friday morning at the Conroe Police Department/ Federal Bureau of Investigations pistol range off of Sgt. Ed Holcomb Blvd.

The competition had officers fire on targets from distances of 100, 150 and 200 yards while in a sitting, standing, kneeling and prone position. Friendly banter ran rampant among the competitors as they focused both on their targets, a gold medal and statewide bragging rights.

Although Henderson is a rookie to the Police Games, his positive experience in the competition may persuade him to travel to Brownsville for next year’s event.

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