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Published: Friday, September 13, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
Police response


Good to hear of pepper spray use

I was pleased to read the Saturday article by Scott North, regarding pepper spray use by a local law enforcement officer. This demonstrates to other officers that it can work to try another option other than drawing your weapon.
I am not an anti-gun nut, but I am very weary of hearing about law enforcement officers going for their side arm too quickly in too many situations. Use the gray between your ears first.

Al Zylstra
Everett
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