Cebu cops can now hone shooting skills
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THE Cebu Provincial Police Office (CPPO) now has its own firing range within its headquarters in sitio Sudlon, barangay Lahug, Cebu City.
Senior Supt. Patrocinio Comendador Jr., director of CPPO, said he initiated the construction of the firing range to give policemen a place where they could hone their shooting skills.
The firing range was blessed yesterday by Fr. Joseph Cadungog. Chief Supt. Marcelo Garbo Jr., director of the Police Regional Office in Central Visayas, graced the affair.
Construction of the firing range costs P350,000.
“This is a continuing project. There are still other developments to be done in the firing range,” Comendador said.
Comendador said the money used for the construction of the firing range came from shooting competitions organized by CPPO.
The competition raised at least P700,000 and half of it was allotted for the firing range.
Comendador said there are still lot of police officers in the province who need gun-proficiency training.
Comendador said he remembered the death of a policeman in an encounter with robbers when he came up with the idea of putting up the firing range.
“Practice makes perfect,” Comendador said.
Garbo for his part said he was impressed with Comendador’s initiative of putting up the firing range.
The firing range was also part of Camp Crame’s recommendation to improve CPPO’s facilities./CORRESPONDENTS JOY CHERRY S. QUITO AND GABRIEL C. BONJOC
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