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Bladen County Law Enforcement Uses Funds to Benefit Children

Independence Day is a holiday to celebrate freedoms in America. The right to bear arms is one of these freedoms outlined in the United States Constitution.  

The Bladen County Law Enforcement Officers Association has offered firearm safety and training classes for years. The classes are held at the Bladen County Law Enforcement Firing Range behind the emergency training facility located at 5853 US Highway 701 North, near White Lake.

The association members such as instructors Gary Turlington, Larry Guyton, and president of the association, Sarah Murphy, donate their time, so all the proceeds from these classes are used for Christmas presents for needy children. Each year the “Operation Santa” program sponsored and run by the association has distributed toys to many children during the Christmas season.

These local law enforcement personnel members not only donate their time to help protect our freedoms and safety, they bring smiles to the lives of the youngest citizens with Christmas gifts.

The concealed carry and safety classes are usually offered multiple times a year. A small class was conducted last weekend. The COVID-19 Pandemic has limited the number of classes the association has been able to offer. To find out more, email Murphy at 

The Bladen County Law Enforcement Officers Association is represented by all the state and local law enforcement agencies in our county.

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