GREENVILLE POLICE CHIEF LORTON ON TASERS
WGEL spoke with Greenville Chief of Police Lou Lorton about the acquisition of TASERS® for the city’s officers. Although they add some weight to their duty belts, the officers are excited to be receiving a non-lethal tool for situations where the well-being of citizens or officers must be protected but where the use of deadly force would not be justified.
Chief Lorton said a generous donation from Bond County Sheriff Brown and the Bond County Sheriff's Department enabled the city to purchase ten TASERS for city police officers. These devices will be worn on the officers’ duty belts, opposite their firearm.
When they strike a suspect, TASERS use electricity to disrupt normal muscle function immediately disabling a person. They are a non-lethal tool for officers to use to protect life and limb when arresting suspects that represent a threat to civilians or officers.
BOND COUNTY DEPUTY DISPLAYING TASER