GENEVA CO., Ala. (WDHN)—Earlier this month, we reported on the Geneva County Commission “approving” a new employee regulation putting restrictions on guns after a recent accident.

At that time, a road and bridge employee accidentally shot himself in the leg with a handgun in his
pocket while on a work site.

Under the policy, Geneva County Sheriff’s deputies and other law enforcement are permitted to carry firearms on the job. But, Sheriff Tony Helms says exceptions must be made for those county employees who may also be law enforcement “auxiliary” officers.

The county attorney says he’ll take the sheriff’s input as he finalizes the policy which would go into effect on January First, 2023.