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Franklin County Deputy Burton awarded Top Gun

Deputy Tim Burton and Sheriff Bill Overton

FRANKLIN COUNTY – Franklin County Deputy Tim Burton attended gun school in Montgomery County, earned the highest score of the class and was awarded Top Gun honors.

The sheriff's office says this school focuses on training with three different firearms, the intricacies of each and a timed of proficiency at the end.

"This school really allows an officer to be placed in many different stress type scenarios that prepare them in case of a real life gun fight. Physical training during the session, very hot weather and the awareness of your surroundings made for a dynamic class," Franklin County Sheriff Bill Overton stated.

Burton said it was one of the best schools he had ever attended.

"We are so proud of Deputy Burton and what he has achieved. This type of one on one training, along with our local active shooter training events, attempt to keep the Franklin County Sheriff's Office always at the ready," Sheriff Overton added.

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