LOGAN — Local law enforcement will have a new training facility this summer, thanks to the generosity and volunteer efforts of local home builders.
Logan City Police Chief Gary Jensen joined construction crews Wednesday morning at the law enforcement shooting range, watching as concrete workers began pouring the walls for a brand new shoot house.
Jensen said the project started when contractors with the Cache Valley Home Builders Association contacted him, wanting to do something to help local officers and deputies.
“There was a lot of ideas thrown around,” said Jensen. “We just got kind of talking about a wish list and one of our wish items was pie in the sky idea of a shoot house. One thing led to another. They got talking to donors and laborers and the next thing you know, we’ve got a plan moving forward.”
The shoot house will be located behind the shooting range that is used by police officers from Logan City, North Park, Smithfield City and Cache County Sheriff’s Deputies.
The materials and labor is all being donated by Staker Parsons, Geneva Rock, Life Style Homes, Matt Funk Construction, Brundage-Bone Concrete Pumping, Sierra Homes and others.
Jensen said it feels good that so many people are wanting to help in building the shoot house. He explained how it will become a great tool for officers and deputies to train in.
“In this scenario you have the potential of actually having live fire in a home. Then you add in the stress of shooting and being accurate and this shoot house allows us to do all of that. So it’s really a three-dimensional training opportunity, as opposed to one-dimensional on the paper targets. It’s amazing.”
Jensen said once the project is done, the police department is planning a big celebration to thank everyone.
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