Another Citizen’s Firearms Safety Course was a success with about 40 people in attendance. The course was made up of two sessions including a classroom session and a firearms range session.
Investigator Matt Sims, Certified Firearms Instructor for the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Department, along with Investigator Tony Monroy and Chief Investigator Josh Summerford with the District Attorney’s Office led the classroom portion that took place last week on the campus of Gadsden State-Cherokee.
Instructors educated attendees on the facts regarding new firearms laws, how to safely and legally carry firearms, information about concealed weapons permits, firearms instruction, and hands-on firearms experience.
The hands-on session was held at the indoor range at B.J.’s Gun Shop in Centre, where Sheriff’s Office investigators assisted students with actual shooting, retired ABI Agent Jim Roberts as well as Investigator Shawn Rogers and Chief Deputy Tim Hayes assisted in with that portion of the course.
Cherokee County Sheriff Jeff Shaver said that he believes participants learn a lot from the classes, and enjoys being able to educate the public and make our communities more safe.
The Citizen’s Firearms Safety Course is sponsored by Sheriff Jeff Shaver and District Attorney Mike O’Dell in conjunction with Gadsden State Community College.
Sheriff Shaver said he appreciates the members of his staff who choose to participate in the training and also thanked the District Attorney’s Office and Gadsden State Community College for their help in making the classes a success.
Other classes are planned and dates will be announced in coming months. You may contact Johnna Lindsey at Gadsden State-Cherokee at to add your name to the waiting list for the next training.