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Limestone Co. deputies train on body cameras

The cameras are paid for by Sheriff's Rodeo funds. (Source: WAFF) The cameras are paid for by Sheriff's Rodeo funds. (Source: WAFF)
LIMESTONE COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

Limestone County Sheriff's deputies have brand new body cameras.

The deputies were trained on how to use them Thursday. Sheriff Mike Blakely said the cameras will help with investigations and help ensure his deputies work in a professional manner.

"We're really excited about it because this is something that is not only good for the officers' protection, it makes them be much more professional," Blakely said. "We've got the greatest officers here, but anybody can have a bad day."

In all, the cameras cost more than $25,000, all of which is being paid for with money made during the Sheriff's Rodeo.

Limestone County Sheriff's Department joins the Athens Police Department in being fitted with body cameras. Athens has had the devices for more than a year. Madison County Sheriff's Department recently put the gears in motion to be outfitted with the cameras in the near future.

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