"After working at the Jennings Police Department for approximately 20 years, I decided to take a firearms course. I had always been afraid of guns; I didn’t think the fear of guns would ever leave me. I took a 40 hour firearms course with Captain Merrion Taylor and Lt. Ricky Benoit, and I am so grateful for my new knowledge of guns.
Capt. Taylor and Lt. Benoit are both gifted with patience for beginners. They taught me how to breathe and stand when I shoot, which improved my aim. They taught me how to hold a gun, how to clean a gun and how to shoot a gun. I purchased a personal handgun shortly after I took the course.
We all need to be able to protect ourselves and our property if the need arises. In my case, with my training and my new courage, I feel that I can do just that."