Local law enforcement reiterates training

WASHINTON COUNTY, Tenn. -

The shooting of an unarmed suspect by a sheriff's office reserve deputy in Tulsa, Oklahoma is an incident local law enforcement wants to avoid at all costs.

After the shooting, the Washington County, Tennessee Sheriff's Department wanted to reinforce training with tasers and firearms.

Captain Bryan Horton says they hope an incident like the one in Tulsa does not happen in our area, but if it does, he says he's confident in his officers' training.

"Our officers have received the best training available,” said Horton. “They have passed and qualified in those areas, so I wouldn’t hesitate at all to say, I wouldn't see that happening."

Horton says they have about 40 reserve officers right now, and each officer has to complete 80 hours of initial training, and then a minimum of 40 hours of additional training each year.

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