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Department officials say most Red Wing police officers carry both the M4 assault rifle (left) and a 12-gauge shotgun (right) in their squad cars. Mike Longaecker photo

What's in Red Wing's arsenal?

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When Tim Sletten started on the force 31 years ago, Red Wing cops carried standard-issue six-round revolvers and nightsticks.

Today, his officers carry .40 caliber handguns that hold 17 rounds to go with Tazers and Asp nightsticks. In most squad cars, a shotgun and an assault rifle.


Not to mention the techie gadgets available in the department's arsenal room.

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