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Senator Jerome Delvin Proposes Switchblade Bill for Police Officers

OLYMPIA, WA.  --   Richland state senator Jerome Delvin is pushing a bill that would allow police officers to carry spring-blade knives in the line of duty.      Tuesday the senate unanimously passed Delvin's bill.      Right now it's a gross misdemeanor to carry a spring-blade or switch-blade knife, but the bill makes police officers exempt.      Delvin, who's a retired Richland police officer says these types of knives are invaluable tools for officers. "A SWAT team member having to cut a rope or something like that or maybe another kind of rescue or a bomb squad having to cut a cable or wire with one hand while doing something with the other hand.  There are just multi uses for that type of a tool," said Senator Delvin.       Delvin will now meet with house leaders to help them come up with a version.      He's optimistic the bill will also pass the house before the session concludes.
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