Police Raffle Has Shocking Grand Prize, Literally

An officer will be hit by a stun gun in Louisiana
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 12, 2017 12:55 PM CDT
Police Raffle Has Shocking Grand Prize, Literally
It's for a good cause.   (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

A police union in Louisiana is raffling off a grand prize that is raising eyebrows: the use of a stun gun on one of its officers, per the AP. DeRidder Police Chief John Gott says officers themselves suggested one of their own be stunned April 15 to raise funds for the department's Christmas toy drive. "They are willing to do whatever it takes ... to purchase toys for local families in need," Gott tells the American Press of Lake Charles. Gott says a certified instructor will shoot the stun gun under controlled conditions, showing what officers must endure in training. The prize is intended for adults. (A young cancer patient's fulfilled wish involved a stun gun.)

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