The Knox Police Department has been seeking funds for taser replacement. At the Knox City Council meeting on Tuesday, Mayor Dennis Estok announced that the goal of $6,000 has nearly been reached.
Police Chief Harold Smith has said in the past that the tasers that are currently available to the department are more than 14 years old and in a state beyond repair. Due to budget restrictions, the Knox PD asked for community assistance to replace the tasers. They had a crowd-funding account where people could donate online and they also received check and cash donations.
A total of $5,617.16 has been raised so far from contributions from community members, businesses and organizations. That means the department only needs a little more than $380 to reach their goal. The GoFundMe page is still open, to donate online click here.