Officer Uldrich and Deputy Chang display new tasers

The Calhoun County Sheriff's Department recently purchased two tasers, a less lethal weapon capable of firing two separate cartridges, which deploy two probes each that deliver 50,000 volts.

Sheriff Jeff Starcher stated that despite budget constraints, the purchase of the new defense weapons was made possible due a promotional offer from Axon International, and having the flexibility of paying an annual payment until the tasers are paid for.

The acquiring of the tasers will ensure that all officers will be issued a taser defense weapon. Sheriff Starcher, who has been a certified taser operator since 2008, said it's his intent to have Deputy Chang and Officer Ulderich certified to carry the new tasers by September 1.

"Since my inception as Sheriff, I have made it my goal to provide our officers with modern and updated equipment, so that we may better serve the citizens of Calhoun County, and promote officer safety," Starcher said.

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