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Alabama Sheriff Asks for Donations for Backup Weapons

August 27, 2015  | 

The DeKalb County, Ala., Sheriff is changing policy. All certified deputies are to carry a concealed weapon on them at all times while off-duty, reports WRCB-TV.

County officials ordered 55 Glock 43 9mm handguns, which will remain the property of the DeKalb County (Ala.) Sheriff's Office. All deputies receiving a gun will have to go through certification classes designed for backup weapons.

The cost for the guns and ammo will be $22,000 to 25,000 dollars. The Sheriff's Office is taking donations to help offset the cost.


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Jon Retired LEO @ 8/27/2015 4:11 PM

The Shierff's Dept that I worked for Deputies carried concealed off duty for as long as I can remember. The issued ID card plainly states that they are authorized by state statute to carry a concealed firearm and all of them did myself included. Although we had to buy our own firearms we could carry about whatever we wanted as long as they weren't something off the wall. Good idea Dekalb County.

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