OCEAN CITY POLICE GARNER TOP MARKSMANSHIP HONORS

Four Ocean City Police Department members won first place honors for marksmanship during the 2010 Maryland Police Pistol Combat competition in Frederick, Maryland. 

Pictured left to right: PFC Daniel Jacobs, PTO Mark Doyle, CPL Greg DeGiovanni and SGT Mark Paddack

Team Captain Sgt. Mark L. Paddack, Cpl. Greg DeGiovanni, PFC Daniel Jacobs and Retired Lt. Mark Doyle received the honors.  The last time the OCPD Pistol Team won the State Championships was in 2007. 

Sgt. Paddack and PFC Jacobs finished second overall in the two- person team event, followed by the team of Cpl. DeGiovanni and PTO Doyle who finished third overall.

Cpl. DeGiovanni was the first place winner of non-distinguished shooters for both revolver and semi-auto events. PTO Doyle, Cpl. DeGiovanni and Sgt. Paddack placed fourth, sixth and 11th in the overall standings during all sanctioned marksmanship matches held the 2010 season. 

In recognition of their exceptional marksmanship skills, the Maryland Police Combat Association recognized Doyle, DeGiovanni and Paddack as a 2010 “Governor’s 20” police marksman, the three officers received a Governor’s Citation from Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley and a “Governor’s 20” Marksmanship Badge for their uniforms.

OCPD Pistol Team members donate their time and pay expenses for the opportunity to represent the OCPD not only in the State of Maryland, but all over the country.  This is the sixth year in a row that a member of the OCPD Pistol Team has received the “Governor’s 20” award recognition and the second time that three OCPD members made the “Governor’s 20” ranking simultaneously.