Sheriff's deputies will soon carry Tasers
Submitted by Howard Owens on June 11, 2009 - 3:58pm
Local deputies will soon be equipped with Tasers courtesy a federal grant to help law enforcement agencies buy the non-lethal weapons.
The County Legislature approved an application for a $23,000 grant last night than will enable the Sheriff's Office to purchase 28 guns.
Under-Sheriff Bill Sheron spoke with WBTA about the taser purchase (audio).
The department currently owns no tasers.