Veteran FW officer named top U.S. female shooter - again


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Sylvilagus Aquaticus
October 1, 2004, 12:27 AM
Veteran FW officer named top U.S. female shooter - again
09:16 PM CDT on Thursday, September 30, 2004

By KARIN KELLY / WFAA-TV


Every Fort Worth police officer carries a gun.

But officer Dorcia Meador is so good, she shot down all the competition to become the top female police shooter in America.

In Mississippi, Meador just proved for the fourth time that she's the National Women's Police Shooting Champion. Additionally, against America's top male officers Meador ranked 19th.

"There is a strength difference," Meador said. "One day, I would love to be able to beat the men, but it would be hard."

The 26-year police veteran is the department's rangemaster, training Fort Worth's 1,300 officers.

"Our hit rate is somewhere between 82 and 84% in the field in a stressful situation," Meador said. "The national hit rate is 22 percent."

In 1978, the Crowley High graduate was working as a bank teller when officer Herb Middleton, now retired, challenged Meador to go for her dream.

"I said, 'The only thing that keeps you from being a police officer is guts,' and when I said that it was like taking a tiger by the tail," Middleton said.

Officers credit Meador for bringing new scenarios to the range, like a house where officers will soon train. She's learned it takes one thing more than any other to be the best.

"Practice, practice, practice," she said.


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Trebor
October 1, 2004, 01:08 AM
There's a woman at my local range who's a very good competitive Bullseye Shooter. I found out just how good when I off-handedly asked her how the competition at Camp Perry went for her this year. "Pretty good, " she said, "I took Top Woman" again.."

From now on, when she talks about shooting, I'm going to make it a point to shut up and listen.

JohnKSa
October 1, 2004, 01:34 AM
Way to go Dorcia!
"Our hit rate is somewhere between 82 and 84% in the field in a stressful situation," Meador said. "The national hit rate is 22 percent." Yeah, and if the cops don't kill you, TX prisons are supposed to be some of the most unpleasant in the nation. Plus we're working on a law to let us bury our death row "treasures" quicker so we don't have to feed them so long.

I wish TX would print posters like that and put them at the borders... (and I'm not just talking about the southern border either.)

middy
October 1, 2004, 12:54 PM
"Our hit rate is somewhere between 82 and 84% in the field in a stressful situation," Meador said. "The national hit rate is 22 percent."
Note to self: Never rob a bank in Ft Worth.

roo_ster
October 1, 2004, 01:01 PM
An old work buddy has a daughter who is a cop in FW.

She's 5'-nuthin' & packs a S&W 640 off duty. Stoked with .357mags, with which she has qualified. Yeah, little gals can't handle recoil. :rolleyes:

Don't mess with Texas...women. They're armed.

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