Sarasota Police Officer awarded 1st Place in Instructor Training Seminar Pistol Match

SARASOTA, Fla. – October 21, 2014 – 1 p.m.

Sarasota Police Officer Kim Stroud has been awarded 1st place female and winner of the overall NRA Service Pistol Match which was held during the 6th Annual Instructor Training Seminar in Tallahassee, Florida.  Officer Stroud shot 463 out of a possible 480, scoring better than 35 other participants, using her duty weapon.

The service pistol match was held at the Florida Public Safety Institute in Tallahassee.  This is the main law enforcement academy in Florida.  The service pistol training match course was a 48-round course where each round was worth 10 points.

“You should be equally proficient with both hands when you’re shooting.  This match allowed me to realize I need to work on my off hand more and shooting,” said Officer Stroud.

More than 700 law enforcement officers from across the southeast took part in the Instructor Training Seminar.  The week-long event is a chance for instructors to learn about new equipment, skills and techniques.