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Tazewell Co. deputy excels at shooting competition

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Dep. Travis Hayton; photo from Tazewell County Sheriff's Office Dep. Travis Hayton; photo from Tazewell County Sheriff's Office

TAZEWELL (WVVA) - A Tazewell County Sheriff's Deputy recently shined at one of the premier shooting competitions in the world.

According to the Sheriff's Office Facebook page, Dep. Travis Hayton of Bluefield, Va., placed 18th out of more than 250 competitors overall at the 2013 Bianchi Cup -- the NRA's National Action Pistol Championship

Hayton placed first overall in the Falling Plates event, and third in the Lawman Division, the department says.

The event, held each May in Missouri, draws some of the best shooters from across the nation and world.

Hayton also recently competed in the 2013 Flagler Cup Action Pistol Championship, where he placed second in the High Master Division and fourth overall.

Hayton is a graduate of Bluefield College.

View the official 2013 Bianchi Cup results

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