In Williamson County, officials are considering a proposal to give animal control officers the right to carry a gun.
The proposal was introduced at yesterday’s county board meeting by an officer who was severely injured in a dog attack.
Officals are working with the state’s attorney and insurance companies to review the law and determine the costs.
If approved, animal control officers would be required to complete the same 40-hour firearms training as all law enforcement. The county commission expects to make a decision within the next few months.