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      Officers show off shooting skills in competition

      Ready, aim, and fire. Law enforcement officials from across the U.P. took part in the second Wardenâ??s Cup Pistol Shoot Wednesday morning in Marquette.

      Hosted by the Marquette Branch Prison Emergency Response Team, the competition allowed law enforcement agents to show off their pistol shooting skills. Officers had 30 seconds with 20 rounds and a mandatory magazine change to shoot three clay pigeons and then a paper target. Competitors came as far away as Marenisco to take part in the challenge.

      "Our main purpose of it is just to get guys out, get camaraderie amongst the different officers. We invite a lot of outside law enforcement agencies to show up, which is always a good thing for us to interact with them," said Manny Carter, Commander of the Marquette Branch Prison Emergency Response Team.

      The only difference from last year to this year was moving one clay pigeon from one side of the target to the other. Last year's champion in both the team and individual competition was the host Marquette Branch Prison Emergency Response Team.