We have a lot of great companies in the valley that produce innovative products to help protect our Law Enforcement Officers as well as the military. One of those manufacturers is Taser, which is internationally known for their non-lethal weapon systems. Being so close to the source sometimes means our officers get first dibs at testing out some of the latest innovations.
The following news report covers one such instance where Yuma county sheriff deputies utilize a robot outfitted with a Taser to subdue an armed man. Putting ground robots on the offensive will surely be a controversial topic, but in instances where officers can be kept safe while conducting their duties seems common sense, but we are sure people will still find something to complain about.