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NRA Distinguished Revolver / Pistol Program

The NRA Distinguished Revolver/Pistol Program was designed to recognize excellence in Police Combat competition. It is similar to the Distinguished Program of the Department of the Army's National Board for the Promotion of Rifle Practice.

The Distinguished match is fired during NRA PPC Regional tournaments and during the NRA National Police Shooting Championships. It is a service revolver/pistol type match and the equipment requirements are more stringent than in normal NRA sanctioned combat competition.

Since there is no standard service gun for police, as there is for the military, specific regulations for the firearm and ammunition are necessary. While substantial alterations of the police firearm and its ammunition is allowed in other matches, the regulations for this match are more stringent. The intent of the regulations is to provide a competition with minimum variations to firearms and no variation in ammunition, so equipment will not be a major factor in determining the best shooter. The firearm and ammunition regulations are strictly enforced. (Please refer to the NRA Police Pistol Combat Rulebook for the exact rules and regulations.)  

The Distinguished badge will be awarded to those police officers who earn a total of 30 points through unassisted individual competition in NRA Police Distinguished matches. Credit points will be awarded to the highest scoring 10 percent of all "non-Distinguished" competitors firing in the match ranked in order of merit. Fractions of .5 and over will be resolved to the next higher whole number. Smaller fractions will not be considered. The winning 10 percent as described above will be further broken down and credit points awarded as follows:

To the highest scoring 1/6 10 pts.
To the next highest scoring 1/3 8 pts.
To the remaining competitors authorized credit points 6 pts.

The first time an officer qualifies, he/she will receive the "Excellence in Competition" medal and a letter indicating the number of credit points earned.

Each time an officer qualifies for additional points, he/she will be sent a letter to update his/her point total. No other medals will be issued by the NRA until the 30 points have been earned. At that time, either the Revolver or the Semi-Automatic Distinguished Badge will be awarded as well as a certificate.

Applications are available here to conduct NRA Police Revolver and Police Semi-Automatic Distinguished Matches. You may complete the form as it appears on your computer prior to printing it out and faxing/mailing back to NRA Headquarters.

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2016 Distinguished Semi-Automatic Pistol Recipients

Badge Number Name Agency
342 Victoria Iredale-Tangas Riverside County Sheriff's Office
343 Robert L. Walsh III Houston Police Department
344 James Todd Jennings Texas DPS
345 Andrew Signell U.S. Border Patrol
346 Jessie King Charleston County Sheriff's Office

2015 Distinguished Semi-Automatic Pistol Recipients

Badge Number Name Agency
341 Ronald K. Green Consolidated Nuclear Security
340 Eduardo Ruvalcaba Los Angeles Police Department
339 Karim Bernoti FEVETI - Venezuela
338 Jeremy D. Garnand Norman Police Department
337 Shane H. Palmateer U.S. Customs & Border Protection
336 Kevin Stough Tuscaloosa Police Department
335 Jeremy M. David U.S. Border Patrol

2014 Distinguished Semi-Automatic Pistol Recipients

Badge Number Name Agency
334 Mark H. Lindsley Henniker Police Department
333 Earl P. Berry, Jr. Sumter Police Department (Retired)
332 Joshua R. Barker Norman Police Department
331 Jack Sun Los Los Angeles Police Department
330 Mark A. Stevens St. Clair County Sheriff's Office
329 Brent Jackson Fort Worth Police Department
328 Benito Martinez Albuquerque Police Department
327 Douglas Peoble Pinal County Sheriff's Office
326 Stephen Albanese
325 Shawn Becker U.S. Border Patrol
324 David V. Stockman Berks County Sheriff's Department
323 Charles Mike Land Shelby County Sheriff's Office

2013 Distinguished Semi-Automatic Pistol Recipients

Badge Number Name Agency
322 Rupert Barney Pope South Carolina Highway Patrol
321 Anna Bailey
320 Dean Geiger U.S. Border Patrol
319 Ted E. Beaver Oklahoma Police Department
318 Robert M. McCullough
317 William M. Schuck, Jr.
316 James Rawl
315 Anthony J. Caruso

2012 Distinguished Semi-Automatic Pistol Recipients

Badge Number Name Agency
314 Brian R. Owen Los Angeles Police Department
313 Andy Baldridge New Mexico State Police
312 Steffan Vogt Germany
311 Sean Foote
310 Steven Embrich Los Angeles Police Department
309 Eric M. Ford U.S. Border Patrol
308 Ralph C. Lettau Energy Northwest
307 Alberto DeMacedo Venezuela
306 Johann J. Wizofsky Germany
305 Jason Rickman Mississippi Department of Transportation
304 Enoi Phoutthavong Texas Department of Public Safety

2011 Distinguished Semi-Automatic Pistol Recipients

Badge Number Name Agency
303 Roy Fullerton Mississippi Highway Patrol
302 Kevin McPherson New Mexico State Police
301 Axel Manthei Germany
300 Tony Simmons U.S. Border Patrol
299 John Garrison South Carolina Law Enforcement Division
298 Roger Nine

2010 Distinguished Semi-Automatic Pistol Recipients

Badge Number Name Agency
297 Billy Lashley Douglas County Sheriff's Department
296 Kenneth P. Ryan South Bend Police Department
295 David Benko Shaler Township Police Department
294 Adam M. Kovatch U.S. Border Patrol
293 Jeffrey D. Sones Texas Department of Public Safety
292 Thomas Luna Los Angeles Police Department
291 John Lee Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
290 Brian Reilly U.S. Border Patrol
289 Curtis Bearchum Hanford Patrol
288 Jason Crawford U.S. Border Patrol
287 Carl Hall Mississippi DOC

2009 Distinguished Semi-Automatic Pistol Recipients

Badge Number Name Agency
286 Lyle Schroeder
285 Virgil Scott Jefferson County Police Department
284 Gerald Vance Border Patrol
283 Helen M. Papietro Los Angeles Police Department
282 Dennis Weaver, III Mississippi Highway Patrol
281 John Myers Shelby County Sheriff's Office
280 George Kevanian IRS-CID
279 Robert Conrad Iowa State Patrol
278 Alaric Mason Customs & Border Patrol
277 Christopher McKay U.S. Border Patrol
276 Brad J. Hanson Calgary Police Service
275 Arlo Arcinas DHS/ICE
274 Robert Dziak Pennsylvania State Constable

2008 Distinguished Semi-Automatic Pistol Recipients

Badge Number Name Agency
273 George Brown
272 Larry Malin
271 Douglas Goff
270 Stan McClung
269 Charles Rogers
268 Jose Vazquez
267 Sean Vasquez Border Patrol
266 William Crews Norman Police Department

2007 Distinguished Semi-Automatic Pistol Recipients

Badge Number Name Agency
265 Brett Sullivan U.S. Border Patrol
264 Darrell Woods U.S. Border Patrol
263 Enoch Smith U.S. Border Patrol
262 Michael Clark NYPD
261 Bruce Robinson
260 Jack Reichert Texas Department of Public Safety
259 Mike Tangas U.S. Border Patrol
258 Kallum Herrington Mississippi Department of Public Safety
257 Arturo Velez U.S. Border Patrol
256 Frederick Harvey Shelbyville Police Department
255 Dale Pruna FBI
254 Lawrence Trahan U.S. Border Patrol
253 Jeffrey Talbot South Dakota Highway Patrol
252 Derrick Lopez MTA Bridges & Tunnels, NYC
251 Michael Jones Memphis Police Department
250 Charles R. Blohm, Jr. Shelby County Sheriff's Office

2006 Distinguished Semi-Automatic Pistol Recipients

Badge Number Name Agency
249 Judith Ragsdale Tampa (FL) Police Department
248 James B. Ell Overland (MO) Police Department
247 Otto Kiehl Memphis Police Department
246 Gary A. Ciminski Arizona Police Department
245 Mark A. Doyle Ocean City (MD) Police Department
244 Dan Russie Hanford Patrol

2016 Distinguished Revolver Recipients

Badge Number Name Agency
807 Brian K. Peckenpaugh Dyersburg Police Department
808 Kevin J. Stough Tuscaloosa Police Department
809 Jeremy M. David U.S. Border Patrol
810 Andrew C. Signell U.S. Border Patrol
811 Jessie King Charleston County Sheriff's Office
812 Jeremy D. Garnand Norman Police Department
813 Bryan V. Ackerman Oklahoma City Police Department
814 Ricky Fortner Mississippi Highway Patrol
815 Joshua R. Barker Norman Police Department

2015 Distinguished Revolver Recipients

Badge Number Name Agency
806 William B. Crews Norman Police Department
805 Tony J. Miller Arizona Department of Corrections
804 Roger A. Nine Wackenhut Services, Inc.
803 Roy A. Fullerton Mississippi Highway Patrol

2014 Distinguished Revolver Recipient

Badge Number Name Agency
802 Kenneth Billings Dorchester County Sheriff's Department
801 Brent Jackson Fort Worth Police Department
800 Douglas Peoble Pinal County Sheriff's Department
799 Benito A. Martinez Albuquerque Police Department
798 Jesse Hilger Lincoln Police Department
797 David V. Stockman Berks County Sheriff's Department
796 Gregory Barfield Mississippi Highway Patrol

2013 Distinguished Revolver Recipients

Badge Number Name Agency
795 Thomas A. Vannort Oklahoma City Police Department
794 Steven Embrich Los Angeles Police Department
793 Stephen Brent Smith Round Rock Police Department
792 Sean Foote

2012 Distinguished Revolver Recipient

Badge Number Name Agency
789 Anthony J. Caruso
788 Alberto DeMacedo Policia De Venezuela
787 Adam M. Kovatch U.S. Border Patrol
786 Helen M. Papietro Los Angeles Police Department
785 Rudolf Goebel Germany
784 Karim Bernoti Venezuela
783 Frederick J. Harvey Shelbyville Police Department
782 Kevin McPherson New Mexico State Police
781 William M. Schuck, Jr. ICE
780 Jason Rickman Mississippi Department of Transportation
779 Mark L. Paddack Ocean City Police Department
778 John D. Myers Shelby County Sheriff's Office

2011 Distinguished Revolver Recipient

Badge Number Name Agency
775 Mike McGinity
774 Barry T. Nicholson Philadelphia Prisons
773 Thomas Luna Los Angeles Police Department
772 Brian Reilly
771 Tony J. Simmons U.S. Border Patrol
770 Curtis Bearchum Hanford Patrol
769 Kurt J. Bearchum Hanford Patrol
768 Dennis Weaver

2010 Distinguished Revolver Recipient

Badge Number Name Agency
767 John B. Garrison South Carolina State Law Enforcement
766 Steven D. Bernardi Pennsylvania Game Commission
765 Thomas O. Noto Louisiana State Police
764 Johann J. Wzofsky Border Control, Germany
763 Christopher McKay
762 Charles Rogers
761 Shawn Becker

2009 Distinguished Revolver Recipient

Badge Number Name Agency
760 David Benko Shaler Township Police Department
759 Darrell Woods I.C.E.
758 William Mack Scituate Police Department
757 Ralph C. Lettau Energy Northwest
756 Sean Vasquez DHS/ICE
755 Alaric Mason Customs & Border Patrol
754 Brett Sullivan U.S. Border Patrol
753 Stan McClung U.S. Border Patrol
752 Jason Crawford U.S. Border Patrol
751 Brad Hanson Calgary Police Service
750 George Brown Mississippi Highway Patrol
749 Arlo Arcinas DHS/ICE

2008 Distinguished Revolver Recipient

Badge Number Name Agency
748 Jose Vazquez
747 Billy Hays
746 Douglas Goff
745 Ben Morrow U.S. Border Patrol
743 Arturo Velez U.S. Border Patrol
742 Robert Dziak Pennsylvania State Constable

2007 Distinguished Revolver Recipient

Badge Number Name Agency
744 Dennis Polk Moore Oklahoma Police Department
741 Ronald Green Wackenhut Services, Inc.
740 Bryan Eastridge Oklahoma City Police Department
739 Enoch Smith U.S. Border Patrol
738 George Kevanian IRS-CID
737 Axel Manthei Germany, BDMP
736 Anna Bailey Richland Co. Sheriff Department
735 John Graham Oakland County Sheriff's Office
734 Otto Kiehl Memphis Police Department
733 James Oleson Des Moines Police Department
732 Mike Tangas U.S. Border Patrol

2006 Distinguished Revolver Recipient

Badge Number Name Agency
731 Stephen C. Almon Wichita (KS) Police Department
730 John Lee Los Angeles County Sheriff Department
729 Charles R. Blohm, Jr. Shelby County Sheriff's Office
728 Gary A. Ciminski Arizona Police Department
727 Clel E. Baudler Iowa State Patrol
726 Louis M. Pasquino Toronto Police
725 Joseph T. Birt Texas Department of Public Safety
724 Dwight Schmidt Round Rock Police

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