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December 02, 2013
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Video: Cash-strapped chief is TASERed at fundraiser

The small department shares one police vehicle, the chief hopes this fundraiser will help to purchase two more

By Ann Keil
Fox 59

KNIGHTSTOWN, Ind. — Knightstown's police chief agreed to be hit with a Taser to raise money for new police cruisers. His department is relying on one cruiser, and one Humvee, that would be used in the more rural areas in an emergency.

“I have three full-time, five part-time, and nine reserves, and we all have to use the same car,” said Knightstown Police Chief Danny Baker.

He was shot with the Taser in a middle school gym on Wednesday, and the town clerk treasurer followed for what also became a teaching tool for young kids. A K9 officer also showed the crowd what his partner could do.

The chief said he believes he raised $39,000 with this rare fundraising event, but he need $66,000 to buy two police cruisers, which is his goal.

Full Story: Knightstown police chief gets electrocuted to buy much-needed cruisers






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