By Heartland News
GRAVES COUNTY, KY (KFVS) - The Graves County Sheriff's Office has been awarded grant money from the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security.
It's part of the Law Enforcement Protection Program.
The department received $3,929. Sheriff Dewayne Redmon said the money was used to buy four new X-26 tasers and several cartridges and batteries for those tasers.
According to the sheriff, all road deputies, detectives, and supervisors have a taser now.
He goes on to say the department will also issue one taser to a court security officer in district court and in circuit court when court is in session.
Sheriff Redmon said the taser makes each deputies' job safer.
The grant was made possible with the help of Graves County Judge Executive Tony Smith and the Graves County fiscal court.