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EMMC Gets Taser 

Bangor city councilors voted Monday night to accept a taser from Eastern Maine Medical Center.On july 28th, the Government Operations Committee voted to recommend the city accept the gift from the hospital.Eastern Maine Medical Center hires police officers on off hours, and would like the officers to be equipped with a taser. It would be under lock and key with only the officer having access to it.The concern comes after a nurse was nearly stabbed by a patient.Several people spoke at the meeting, including members of law enforcement and concerned citizens.The council passed the issue and will accept the grant from the hospital to purchase the taser.