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January 17, 2014
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Chief offers own gun to Mass. detective after shooting

The Holyoke Police Department credited Chief James Neiswanger with an act of solidarity and loyalty

By Bill Rapp
CBS 3

HOLYOKE, Mass.  The facebook page for the Holyoke Police Department credited Chief James Neiswanger with an act of solidarity and loyalty.

Last Friday, a detective traded gunfire with two suspects at South Elm St. Nobody was hurt and the suspects were arrested. Because of the investigation the detective had to hand over his service weapon.

The post on Facebook said, "When this Officer lost the weapon that had saved his life it is understandable he would feel naked and vulnerable." The post continued by stating that Chief Neiswanger then took his own sidearm and holster and gave it to the detective.

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