FLAGLER COUNTY: Who is the fastest lawman?
Sunday, April 15 at high noon, Sheriff Rick Staly of Flagler County will compete to keep his title of fastest lawman in the area at the 2018 CFDA Cowboy Fast Draw Competition. His challengers include Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood; Putnam County Sheriff Gator DeLoach; and Florida Highway Patrol Cpl. Pete Young. Location is the Florida Agricultural Museum, 7900 Old Kings Road, Palm Coast.
Each competitor raises money for a charity of his choice.
Staly fired the winning shot from the 2017 event.
“I’m the defending champ, and I’m coming back to win again,” Staly pledged. “This is a fun event for a good cause, and it is all in good friendly competition.”
In 2017, the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office raised more than $9,000 for the sheriff’s charity, the Florida Sheriff’s Youth Ranch. Staly serves on the board of the directors of the ranch and has supported the charity for his entire career.
The shootout is a timed event using single action revolvers with wax bullets, shooting at metal targets. Competitors use western-style cowboy gun belts and holsters.
Anyone who would like to make a donation is invited to go to https://www.youthranches.org/index.php/ways-to-give/online-donation. Select Campaign: “Where most needed” and under Additional Comments, add “Flagler Sheriff Fastest Gun Competition.”
Those who prefer are invited to make checks payable to the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches and mail to the Sheriff’s Operations Center, 901 E. Moody Blvd., Bunnell, Fl. 32110.