Mississippi’s Philip Hemphill Sweeps NRA’s National Police Shooting Championships
Fairfax, Va. –-(AmmoLand.com)- Captain Philip Hemphill of the Mississippi Highway Patrol has won first place in the NRA’s 47th annual National Police Shooting Championships (NPSC) Shooting Range Park in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Hemphill’s score of 2989-215x beat out nearly 400 other law enforcement competitors, making the Captain a record-setting 10-time champion of the National Police Shooting Championships.
“No one is surprised by Philip’s win,” Executive Director of NRA General Operations Kayne Robinson said. “He is one of the top shooters in the world, and we welcome him back to the NRA National Police Shooting Championships.”
- *Second Place: Robert Vadasz of the U.S. Border Patrol 2976-219x
- *Third Place: Enoch Smith of the U.S. Border Patrol 2976-193x
- *High Woman: Gina Hernandez of the U.S. Border Patrol 2964-164x
- *High New Shooter: David Venables of the Houston Police Department 2962-158x
- *High-Non U.S. Citizen: Emil Fejer of the Police of the Czech Republic 2938-142x
- *High Reserve Officer: Virgil Scott of the Jefferson County Sheriff Department 2891-119x
- *High State Trooper: Philip Hemphill of the Mississippi Highway Patrol 2989-215x
- *High Conservation Officer: Michael Dowd of the Colorado State Parks 2966-179x
- *High Retired Officer: Larry Malin of the New Mexico Mounted Patrol 2943-150x
- *High Retired Officer Over 61:John Pride 2960-165x
- *High Sheriff-Deputy Sheriff: Jerry Eason of the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department 2957-183x
For additional information and complete results from the Championships, visit www.NRAblog.com.
The NRA’s National Police Shooting Championships utilize real law enforcement shooting skills. Competitors start with guns holstered and fire timed matches with both revolvers and semi-automatic pistols from varying distances and positions. The aggregate scores from the revolver and semi-automatic pistol matches are used to crown a national champion.
First held in 1962, NPSC is just one of many programs directed by NRA’s Law Enforcement Activities Division. These programs are supported by the Davidson’s Law Enforcement Endowment and the Law Enforcement Training Endowment of the NRA Foundation, which includes a generous $251,000 donation from Brownells and more than 100 other firearm related businesses.
The National Rifle Association is the premier firearms education association in the world. With nearly four million members nationwide and over 120,000 members in Virginia, the association is widely recognized as a major political force and America’s foremost defender of Second Amendment rights.