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Officers Fired In Wyoming Taser Parade Incident

A small-town police department in Wyoming has fired two officers who chased down and used a Taser on a 76-year-old tractor driver during a parade in August.

The Glenrock Police Department issued a release Tuesday saying the decision was made "after careful consideration of all facts revealed through the investigation."

The town hired an outside consultant to review whether Sgt. Paul Brown and Officer Michael Kavenius broke department policies when they pursued and shocked Bud Grose.

Investigators have said Grose disobeyed an officer's traffic command while he was driving an antique tractor during the Deer Creek Days parade. Prosecutors decided against filing any charges in the incident.

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