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Grants equal new equipment for FCSD

By Staff
Jason Houston FCT Managing Editor
Franklin County Sheriff Larry Plott remains modest about his ability to secure grant funds to purchase needed equipment for his department.
This week, Plott announced the purchase of seven sets of "Stop Sticks" and a video camera to be used inside a deputy's car, all procured with a $3,000 grant from the Highway Safety Commission.
The video camera, mounted inside a department vehicle, is used to document events when an officer pulls over a driver.
The Stop Sticks are used to puncture the tires of vehicles that won't stop or attempt to elude officers.
The department previously had two sets of the sticks, and now that number goes up to nine.
The sticks were used in the past to stop a capital murder suspect from Monroe County as he fled down U.S. 43.
Plott said the grant comes as part of a cooperative effort between his department and the Highway Safety Commission.

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