Grayson Co. officers attend taser training

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DENISON, Tex. -- Police officers from around Grayson County experienced the shock of a taser first hand Tuesday morning. Officers from Tioga to Sherman participated in a taser-training class at the Grayson County College Police Academy.

The class gives officers the ability to better understand the weapon.

"I want to know its abilities and limitations, and if I’m going to use it on somebody else, I want to be able to say that I’ve had it too," Sherman police officer Rob Ballew said.

When the taster guns are shot, two barbed, straight fish-hooks fly out. The hooks stick in the body and the taser gun sends 50,000 volts of electricity through the person's body, which completely incapacitates them

Officers say the weapons allow them to better control situations without using deadly force.

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