Brakkies cop gets top spot in shooting contest


A Brackenfell policeman secured an eighth spot at the recent South African National Combat Rifle Shooting competition, held in Bloemfontein in April.

Warrant Officer Ronald Kuhn, sector 1 manager, competed for the Western Cape SAPS in the combat rifle shooting competition, participating in B-class, which includes shots for those with less than two years’ experience in shooting with iron sights, where he came eighth, Brackenfell police spokeswoman Warrant Officer Erica Crous said.

He was also the only police member chosen for the combat rifle president’s team.

At the South African nationals, Warrant Officer Kuhn also won a gold medal for a 200-metre sustained fire in a sitting position; a bronze medal for 300 mixed grill, which includes shooting two targets at a time; and a medal for finishing in the top 100 “shotists” in the country. He was rated at 88.

He bagged one silver and four gold medals in five out of 18 categories.

Warrant Officer Kuhn was also part of the Western Cape team that won the Commissioner’s Cup at the SAPS nationals in the B-class division.

“It is the first time since 2012 that this cup was won by the Western Cape,” said Warrant Officer Crous.

“The management of Brackenfell SAPS is truly proud of his excellent achievements.”