Corpus Christi, TX Police Department patrol officers receive new AR-15s (video). South Texas, Corpus Christi, Coastal Bend "Ever since the… South Texas, Corpus Christi, Coastal Bend

“Ever since the North Hollywood shootout, we’ve been aiming for more firepower to better equip our officers to handle situations,” CCPD Officer Steven Ruebelmann said. “So patrol officers are usually the first ones on the scene. Before, just SWAT had the capabilities of rifles, high-powered rifles capable of piercing body armor; but now, the fact is, the bad guys are getting better equipped.”

Some of these officers were out at the department’s shooting range off I-37 Tuesday. They were getting some more training so they will be ready to use their weapon when needed.

Source: KIITV3

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