Hillsborough County
Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 18-781

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Affairs Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • November 16, 2018
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Affairs Office : piocommandcenter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8060

    Military Heroes Top Shot

    Wounded veterans from every branch of the military will compete in various shooting drills.
    • Saturday
    • November 17, 2018
    • Time: 9:00 AM
    • Walter C. Heinrich Practical Training Site
    • 14063 S County Road 39
    • Lithia, Florida


    The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office and the Black Dagger Military Hunt Club are proud to present this year's Military Heroes Top Shot event on 11/17/18 from 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. All media is welcome to attend what is sure to be a day of healthy competition and inspiration.

    The competition was inspired by the "A&E's Top Shot" television series on the History Channel. Wounded veterans from every branch of the military will compete in various shooting drills.

    For former Marine Corps Staff Sergeant Fernando Martinez, it will be a particularly emotional day. He served sixteen years with the Marine Corps and was considered a Master Marksman. Martinez suffered a traumatic brain injury after a car accident in 2004. He can no longer move almost the entire right side of his body. Still, Martinez is pushing his limits and living life to the fullest. He went skydiving several years ago and will compete in his first shooting competition since he was injured in the Top Shot event.

    A HALO jump consisting of military personnel will skydive into the event between 9 - 9:30 a.m.

    The HCSO, Black Dagger Military Hunt Club and all participating wounded veterans look forward to speaking with media at Saturday's Top Shop event.

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