St. Louis Public Radio News
3:24 pm
Mon December 2, 2002

St. Louis Sheriff Didn't Take Firearm Test

St. Louis, MO – An investigation by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch finds St. Louis' sheriff and some of his deputies did not take a required firearms test last year.

The copyrighted story reports that Sheriff James Murphy requires each deputy to qualify on his or her gun at a police department range each year. There's no state law requiring such a test, but Murphy's policy is similar to those at other local police departments.