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Hagerstown-based trooper places fourth in state police shooting contest

October 23, 2008

Troopers from the Frederick and Hagerstown barracks of the Maryland State Police ranked among the highest in the state at an annual pistol shooting tournament in Baltimore County last week, the departments said in a press release.

Held Friday at Liberty Range, the annual Superintendent's Pistol Tournament brought together 27 selected troopers from around the state.

Sgt. Wayne Wachsmuth of the Frederick barrack came in first in the individual competition, scoring 578 out of 600, police said. Trooper 1st Class Henry Doll of the Hagerstown barrack came in fourth, scoring 562 out of 600, police said.

Together, Wachsmuth and Doll placed first in a team competition, scoring 1140 out of 1200, police said.

The course included a total of 60 rounds fired from distances of 7, 15, 25 and 50 yards. Each round was worth 10 points, and troopers were timed and scored by pistol masters from the Maryland State Police Firearms Training Unit.

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Wachsmuth, 39, has been with State Police for 12 years, and Doll, 34, has been a trooper for nine years. Wachsmuth received a "Superintendent's Pistol Match 2008" badge for his uniform, the department said.

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