New shooting range for county law enforcement opens near Moxee

New shooting range for county law enforcement opens near Moxee

YAKIMA COUNTY, Wash. -- Yakima County deputies and corrections officers celebrated the opening of their new shooting range with county commissioners.

The facility opened Wednesday morning at Sun Targets shooting range near Moxee. It can only be used by law enforcement. The Yakima County sheriff says more training will make the department more effective.

"The better trained we are, the safer the public is and we are also," Sheriff Ken Irwin said.

The two agencies once trained at the Yakima Training Center. They pushed for a new location because of frequent scheduling conflicts.