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Deputy Marshal and Deputy Sheriff Horace Johnson is pictured here outside the Ville Platte Police Department as he holds his JPX Cobra 450 pepper gun. He is the only certified instructor in the parish for this type of firearm. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

Going the extra yard

Whenever the need arises, a pepper gun is deployed to bring violent criminals into custody.


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