Ind. police chief shot with Taser raises $800 cash

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email
A police chief of a small eastern Indiana town who was shot by a stun gun at a fundraising event to buy a new squad car says he raised $800.79 in cash and received a $25,000 pledge from a Texas company.

In this Nov. 14, 2013 photo, a Taser X26 is shown as Knightstown Police Chief Danny Baker talks about being shot by the weapon to raise money for his department in Knightstown, Ind. Baker is trying to raise money to lease a new car for the department by agreeing to be shot with his Taser. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

KNIGHSTOWN, Ind. (AP) A police chief of a small eastern Indiana town who was shot by a stun gun at a fundraising event to buy a new squad car says he raised $800.79 in cash and received a $25,000 pledge from a Texas company.

Knightstown Police Chief Danny Baker says he's been receiving calls from all over the country and expects to collect more money. His goal was to raise $9,000 so the town of about 2,100 people about 25 miles east of Indianapolis could lease a new squad car. He says he may be able to get a second car.

He says the feeling of being hit with 50,000 volts of low-amp electricity Wednesday night felt like someone hitting him in the back of the head repeatedly as hard they could.


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