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Police Chief in Knightstown, Taking a Shocking Challenge to Raise Funds

Desperate to raise funds for new squad cars, a Police Chief in Knightstown, Indiana is taking on a shocking challenge.
Desperate to raise funds for new squad cars, a Police Chief in Knightstown, Indiana is taking on a shocking challenge.

The Chief is asking residents to tase him for money.

"I love my job.  I'm not responsible for anything that may come out of m mouth or any other part of my body."

So much so, he's willing to get tased for it.  Police Chief Danny Baker has done it before, twice, and he would do anything for Knightstown.

"I grew up in this town.  This is my hometown.  My dad died when I was 9 years old, he was a businessman here in town.  After he died, I didn't have 1 parent, I had 2,000.  This is my way of repaying the town."

Chief Baker worked out a deal with a friend in town that he'd get tased if together they could raise $5,000 dollars.

"There's a check for the $50 bucks, there's an envelope here with another $50 bucks in it."

They need the money for police cruisers.  This is the only squad car they have that runs.  The others have nearly 200,000 miles on them, but the money is flowing in, including a $25,000 dollar gift confirmed.

Things are looking up now for Knightstown PD.  This is what they plan to buy as their next vehicle.  The Jovial 63 year old Chief went through with it.  It's why they came tonight.

"I got a cramp in my leg, haha."

The crowd loved it and it's obvious they love their Chief.  People contributing what they could as they passed the donation buckets.

"I give thanks to all the donations, we really appreciate it, people stick together.  On the eve of Thanksgiving, what a better way to end this story than one of the town officials giving thanks for all of the donations."


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