Officers Shot By Tasers POSTED: 6:04 am EDT July 27, 2007 UPDATED: 9:46 am EDT July 27, 2007 VILLA RICA, Ga. -- A lot of people think their job is a pain, but Villa Rica officers went through some actual pain Thursday. The Villa Rica Police Department has embraced the use of tasers despite recent controversy over the weapons. Officers not only learn how to shoot the tasers, but they also learn first-hand what it feels like to be shot by one. VIDEO: Officer Gets Shot By Taser The police chief ordered officers who will be carrying tasers to go through training to prove the weapon is safe when used properly, among other reasons. "I think they get an appreciation of the pain it does cause. It is short-term, but it does hurt and we don't want to keep using it and abusing it," said Villa Rica Police Chief Mike Mansour. Critics believe tasers shouldn't be used until it is proven that the high-voltage gun is not deadly. Only those officers that will be carrying the taser guns were required to participate.