Whitley County Officials Announce New Tasers and Vehicles for First Responders

Officials in Whitley County announced equipment updates for first responders. Last week, the fiscal court approved the purchase for tasers for the Whitley County Sheriff’s Office and the Whitley County Detention Center. Whitley County Judge-Executive Pat White said they put together a project to help get funding from coal severance funds. White said, while it should not be the first option, new tasers will give officers additional force opposed to using a gun or putting anyone else in danger. He said they also approved transport vehicles for the Whitley County Detention Center. He said some of the vehicles are old, and will be used as replacements if multiple cars are being used.