BEFORE RECEIVING A FEW JOLTS OF ELECTRICITY during taser training class on Thursday, February 1, 2018, Fairfield’s City Administrator Jeff Looney said, “I’ll do it for the City.”

Later, he encouraged other volunteers saying, “It hurts. You just gotta grit and bear it.”

Fairfield PD officers recently obtained tasers to add to their arsenal of safety weapons, but required instruction before utilizing them.

The instructor from Oklahoma demonstrated the tool on two others, Officer Harold Markham (above) and city employee Ronald (Shorty) Corley (at left), all of whom volunteered to be ‘shot.’

Officers can expect to start using these tasers as soon as the Use of Force Policy is finalized by City Council.

(Photo by Megan Hempel)