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Jail Employees Undergo Pepper Spray Training

Henderson County Sheriff Department Captain Tracey Grisham reviews when and how OC Spray should be used to employees of the Henderson County Jail.
Photo by: Steve Corlew / The Lexington Progress

Article by Steve Corlew-

Henderson County jail employees recently underwent training on the proper use of OC spray.

Sheriff’s Department Captain Tracey Grisham went through the training material with employees, Thursday, July 14, 2022, at the Henderson County Criminal Justice Center.

OC spray, more commonly known as pepper spray, is one of the tools employees have to control inmates according to Grisham.

Sheriff’s Department employees have to be certified in its use in order to carry the spray. “Pepper spray is a non-lethal way of subduing someone,” Grisham told the class.

He told the class that OC spray is to go get someone to comply with an order, or…

For complete coverage, see the July 20th edition of The Lexington Progress.

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