Backup Weapons for DeKalb County Sheriff’s Deputies


One area county sheriff wants certified deputies to carry Glock 43 concealed weapons on themselves at all times, even while off duty. DeKalb County Sheriff Jimmy Harris reported last month that he was changing the policy at the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office and that his decision to do so was based on events occurring all over the world, especially tragic events in the U.S. over the past several year. Harris said he felt like all Law Enforcement and all law abiding citizens’ needed to be prepared. The sheriff’s office ordered 55 of the Glock 43’s. The guns came in last week. The guns will remain the property of the sheriff’s office and the deputies receiving a gun will have to go through certification training designed for backup weapons. The cost of the guns and ammo is between $22,000 and $25,000.

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