The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 5887 presented a check to the Elk County Sheriff's Office for the purchase of a Taser gun.
The $900 check was presented by VFW 5887 Post Commander Ricky Hicks to Elk County Sheriff Jeffrey Krieg and deputies Patrick Straub and William Gerg Jr.
â€śIt is a less-than-lethal weapon that we like to use for trouble in a courtroom and things like that,â€ť said Krieg. â€śBy using it, we don't incur the liability like you do when you have to shoot somebody.
â€śIt's mainly for my deputies to use in those situations and this will give us two now for the department.â€ť
The $900 donation is not just for the gun itself, but also for the purchase of the batteries, two sets of cartridges, which are the actual ammunition barbs, and a holster.
â€śThey are good to have for that reason, because it's less lethal and it's very incapacitating,â€ť said deputy William Gerg Jr. â€śIt's a good tool to have.â€ť
For more on this story, see the Dec. 23rd edition of The Daily Press.