The Grant County Sheriff Department Deputies will now have an option when it comes to using deadly force or not. The Taser X-26 taser has been chosen for issue to all deputies. This is a non-lethal weapon designed to give officers a choice of subduing a criminal in place of using deadly force.
The TASER X26 Electronic Control Device (ECD) uses a replaceable cartridge containing compressed nitrogen to deploy two small probes that are attached to the TASER X26 by insulated conductive wires with a maximum length of 35 feet (10.6 meters). The TASER X26 transmits electrical pulses through the wires and into the body affecting the sensory and motor functions of the peripheral nervous system. The energy can penetrate up to two cumulative inches of clothing, or one inch per probe.
All deputies are required specilized training before being permitted to carry or use this weapon.