Cayce, SC (Paul Kirby) – Recently, the “Eagle-Eyed” sharpshooters from the Cayce Department of Public Safety brought home more awards and hardware from a tough shooting competition. This competition recognizes their expert abilities with a firearm once again. Just a week before, the same officers had participated and won the SCLEOA Lumberjack Challenge, a novel and fun shooting competition.
This time, the Cayce team that included Sergeant First Class Antley, Investigative Corporal Dougall and EMD Coordinator Harlow all participated in the South Carolina Police Combat League State Championship Match. According to their website at scpcl.org, the South Carolina Police Combat League (SCPCL) was formed in 1976 to give law enforcement officers in South Carolina an organization that would promote firearms training through competition. The SCPCL is an NRA affiliated group and sponsors competitive shooting matches at various police ranges around South Carolina. There is also an annual Regional Match that draws shooters from several states. Thousands of dollars in firearms and other prizes are awarded. The SCPCL’s members include federal, state, county, municipal and industrial police as well as reserve and retired officers. In 2020, the SPCL held over 25 matches that culminated at the state finals that were held at the SC Criminal Justice Academy.
When the final rounds were fired and all of the scores at the State Championship match were tabulated, Cayce's own SFC Antley and EMD Coordinator Harlow both won in their divisions. They each brought home a new GLOCK to add to their ever-growing collection of sidearms along with a nice award to keep as a memento of their skills and this match. The residents of the City of Cayce should be able to sleep a little better every night knowing that officers with abilities like these are available with their unique shill set should they be called on in an emergency.
*Pictured L-R are SFC E. Antley, INV Cpl. W. Dougall and EMD Coordinator J. Harlow.