Junior Deputy Academy participants pledge to practice gun safety.
The St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office Junior Deputy Academy’s final week included a visit to the St. Bernard Pistol and Rifle Range in eastern St. Bernard Parish and lessons on gun safety. The program, held June 6 through July 12, is designed to teach youngsters about the various aspects of law enforcement. A graduation ceremony for the Junior Deputies was held July 19.
Members of the St. Bernard Pistol and Rifle Range not only offered the use of their facility for this class, they also volunteered their time to help instruct Junior Deputy Academy participants on gun safety and how to properly handle rifles.
Junior Deputy Academy participants learn about the various parts of a rifle from Maj. David DiMaggio.
Sandy Mumphrey, a member of the St. Bernard Pistol and Rifle Range, donated his time to supervise Junior Deputy Academy participants like Bob Mendel during a course about gun safety.
Luke Marengo, a member of the St. Bernard Pistol and Rifle Range, donated his time to teach Junior Deputy Academy participant Preslie Garcia about gun safety.
Maj. David DiMaggio instructs Junior Deputy Academy participant Sophia Menant on how to properly handle a rifle while at the St. Bernard Pistol and Rifle Range.
Maj. David DiMaggio shows Junior Deputy Academy participant Angel Bryan how to properly use a sight on a rifle.
Lt. Raymond Theriot instructs Junior Deputy Academy participants Abigail Mowers, left, and Mason Mowers on how to properly handle a rifle.
Lt. Raymond Theriot instructs Junior Deputy Academy participants on how to properly handle a rifle.
Junior Deputy Academy participant Nathan Doucet signs his Project Childsafe Pledge Certificate promising to practice gun safety by never handling a gun without the supervision of an adult.