Police department opens new firing range

A new firing range is open for practice in the Rossford Police Department, named for the long-time range master, Sergeant Mark Marek.

“A new and improved shooting range will create a safer environment for firearms training by improving ventilation and air flow, but also eliminating ricocheting bullets,” Police Chief Glenn Goss said.

The original range was built when the police station was constructed in 1978. It had five stalls and included mechanical targets that would face, edge and move toward and away from the shooter.

“Although officers utilized the basement firing range, especially during inclement weather the basement was often cold, the ventilation and filtration system was obsolete and, occasionally, officers would get nicked by shrapnel that would fly back from the metal backstop,” the chief explained.

 

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