SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A Louisiana sheriff's office is holding sniper school this week for officers from six departments, including one in Texas.
Caddo Parish sheriff's Cpl. Justin Dunn is an instructor for the 40-hour course for marksmen who respond to active shooters and people who have hostages or are barricaded.
Dunn says the stress of such situations and the precision required for a larger-caliber gun make the skills different from anything else in law enforcement. Dunn says officers have to be extremely patient and be accurate with all types of weapons.