Handcuffs from Lee County heading to Iraq

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OPELIKA, AL (WSFA) - Dozens of handcuffs are headed from Alabama to Iraq.

It's all thanks to a former Lee County sheriff's deputy, who still has friends in the department.

Sheriff Jay Jones says his former colleague, Captain J. M. Phillips, is in charge of training Iraqi police, but he's been trying to teach without handcuffs.

Sheriff Jones found out about it on facebook.

"It came about as an off the cuff remark about how it would be nice to have handcuffs to help the training here in our mission.  So we talked about it and it was a no brainer," stated Sheriff Jay Jones.

Phillips should receive the shipment of handcuffs within the next two weeks.

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