- Associated Press - Friday, January 30, 2015

GILBERTVILLE, Iowa (AP) - The Gilbertsville police chief has raised money in an unusual way to help purchase Tasers and body cameras for the department’s officers.

Police Chief Dave McGlaughlin allowed an officer to shock him using a Taser on Thursday night during halftime at a basketball game between Don Bosco High School and Columbus High School.

The police chief says being stunned with a Taser felt like a jolt of electricity shot up his spine and says he couldn’t move. He says he did it to help out the department, but didn’t enjoy being shocked.

McGlaughlin is hoping to raise as much as $8,400 for the equipment. The department raised nearly $750 at the game.


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