The last time you saw a lasso was most likely in a Western movie, a rodeo, or a farm in Colorado.

Lassoing is also known as roping. To lasso something you need a stiff rope with a loop. You throw the rope, the loop tightens and you can catch your target.

I did not grow up on a farm or anything like that, but when I was a kid I always tried to lasso my brother with an extension cord from the garage. I succeeded once.

Colorado ranchers and farmers would laugh at me if they saw me attempt to lasso anything. The act of lassoing is back in Colorado, but it is much different than what you would see in a Clint Eastwood movie.

Lasso Grappler Device in Colorado

Many Colorado law enforcement agencies have installed lasso grapplers on their vehicles. The lasso is an attachment to their bumper.

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If the officer is in a car chase and needs to stop a vehicle they can deploy a net that will lock onto the back wheel and stop the vehicle.

Take a look at the process.

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This is pretty innovative technology. Honestly, it is pretty awesome too. Police pursuits for evading vehicles is a dangerous task. Car chases not only put law enforcement in danger but also present a danger risk for anybody that is around the police chase.

This new technology, which mixes old ideas with new technology, will limit a lot of danger that these police chases would pose.

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