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Updated: 04/22/2014 06:22:05PM

Have wheels, will patrol

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Charlotte County Sheriff's Deputies First Class Joe Fiorini, left, and Dan Cotton practice their police-package Segway skills with their "emergency" lights flashing. The devices currently are being used to patrol the Port Charlotte Town Center mall, but also will be used at parks, beaches and other places around town.

SUN PHOTO BY ADAM KREGER
Charlotte County Sheriff's Office community policing officers Bill Miller and Dan Cotton will now utilize police-package Segways. They are shown here acclimating to the devices in one planned patrol spot — the Port Charlotte Town Center mall.

By ADAM KREGER

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MURDOCK — Until Thursday, Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office community policing officers Bill Miller and Dan Cotton had never ridden a Segway.

But the deputies had to learn quickly, because the agency had purchased two police-packaged Segways for patrol use.

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