Veterans donate to Hollister PD so officers can buy new equipment

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HOLLISTER, Mo.– For too long now, Sgt. Matthew Sanders says, the Hollister Police Department has been operating with an equipment shortage.  

For a while there, they were running so low on devices that the entire force was sharing custody of the department’s two tasers.  

That is until August 1st, when a nearly-$5,000 donation from the Vietnam Veterans of Chapter 913 in Branson allowed the department to purchase four more.  

Hollister PD is one of four local first responder groups to receive a portion of the $20,000 dollars the veteran-run group raised this year at its annual benefit show.  

Officers tell Ozarks First the new tasers have already been used three times since they were purchased.  

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