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NRA Life of Duty Features Spokane County Sheriff's Office in "Catch and Release" Documentary

Thursday, February 21, 2013

FAIRFAX, VA – The National Rifle Association (NRA) is pleased to release the latest documentary for the NRA Life of Duty online network, presented by Brownells.

This Patriot Profile, brought to you by Smith & Wesson, shares the frightening story of Michael Northway and Matt Spink, two Spokane (Wash.) County deputies who were shot in the line of duty by a felon who was, once again, back on the street.

With more than 18 felony convictions ranging from drugs to robbery, assault to weapons charges, Charles Wallace was released into an outpatient drug-treatment facility over the objection of law enforcement and the U.S. District Attorney.

On June 19, 2012, Wallace stepped out of a vehicle and began shooting at deputies, during rush hour, on a neighborhood street directly across from a shopping center. Hit by bullets, Northway and Spink were caught completely off guard, and Wallace fled on foot to the home of a woman in her 80s and assaulted her before stealing her car. With a manhunt under way, Wallace later shot at another officer who was only a few feet away but, miraculously, missed.

Overwhelmed and underfunded law enforcement officers continue to face the same criminals over and over again, let down by a system some refer to as “Catch and Release.” Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich allowed NRA Life of Duty TV almost unfettered access so it could reveal how the Charles Wallace incident highlights the dangers of the practice, which increases criminal behavior and endangers everyone.

See “Catch and Release,” the story as told by those who lived it, and many others, at: http://www.nralifeofduty.tv.

About NRA Life of Duty

The NRA Life of Duty initiative encompasses a new class of sponsored NRA membership, a state-of-the-art online network and a brand new digital magazine—all designed for those who make their living defending the American way of life. In addition to all regular NRA benefits, qualified NRA Life of Duty members receive special discounts on gear through brand partnerships, no-cost accident insurance and the NRA American Warrior digital magazine.

Those who wish to step forward and sponsor NRA Life of Duty memberships for the brave men and women who fight for our freedoms and our American way of life can do so by visiting www.NRALifeofDuty.tv/sponsor. Those who wish to sign-up for a NRA Life of Duty membership can do so by visiting http://Join.NRALifeofDuty.TV.

NRALifeofDuty.tv is presented by Brownells and features Patriot Profiles sponsored by Smith &Wesson. Frontlines with LtCol Oliver North, USMC (Ret.) is sponsored by FNH USA and offers never-before-seen footage and reports with American heroes abroad. NRA American Warrior is an exclusive digital magazine with interactive media, videos and articles detailing the latest tactics and technology. Colt has provided its support to the “Warrior Features” of the magazine. The LOD Gear Channel, sponsored by Brownells LE Division: PoliceStore.com, showcases the latest and greatest gear and tools of the trade.

-NRA-
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