Win A Chance To Tase A Van Meter City Official

Fundraiser For Public Safety Department Offers Unusal Prize

By Nikki Davidson | ndavidson@weareiowa.com

Published 06/30 2015 11:31PM

Updated 06/30 2015 11:31PM

The Van Meter Public Safety Department is in desperate need of funding, so they are taking new measures to get the community involved. 

They are hosting a fundraiser that will take place at the Van Meter Fire Association Street Dance where either Van Meter City Administrator Jake Anderson or City Council Person Bob Lacy may get tased. 

Police Chief William Daggett says the money will go towards buying a second police vehicle as well as radar units to reduce speeding on the roads. 

Daggett says the department only has one vehicle now, which at times causes him to use a private vehicle for police functions. 

"I'm trying to police functions out of a private vehicle, so there's no car stops, no ability to turn on lights during emergency calls none of that," said Daggett. 

Daggett says he approached the City Hall for help with buying a another vehicle, but there was no funding available. 

City Administrator Jake Anderson offered to help raise funds.

"It's an opportunity to do something meaningful for the community," said Anderson. 

Raffle tickets are sold for $5 for the chance to tase Lacy or Anderson with the assistance of a certified officer or save them by choosing not to use the taser. They are hoping to raise $10,000 to $15,000 from the fundraiser. 

Tickets can be purchased from Van Meter City Hall or any public safety member, as well as by calling 515-202-4154. 

 

 

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