Clinton Mayor Seeks Community Support for Police Department Rifles
Mayor Phil Fisher has begun a fundraising campaign that will better equip Clinton’s Police force with tactical weapons. Mayor Fisher is seeking the support of residents and business leaders to help the Clinton Police Department acquire twenty-five (25) M-4 rifles.
Currently, the police department has eighteen (18) M-4 rifles for patrol officers. The campaigns goal is to outfit each patrol car with an M-4 rifle at a cost of $500 per weapon.
Mayor Fisher is asking interested residents and local business leaders to donate the funds to buy the additional guns for patrol officers. To date over $2,500 has been donated by local businesses and concerned residents toward the goal of $12,500.
“With everything that has been going on with San Bernardino (California), the Colorado Theater, Sandy Hook and other “active shooter” situations, I want to make sure our police force is as well-equipped as possible,” Mayor Fisher said. “One of the lessons from the yearly training exercises we hold in Clinton is the need to give our first-responders better firepower than the criminals we face.”
Residents and business that are interested in supporting the M-4 rifle fund can mail or deliver their contribution to the Clinton Police Department’s M-4 rifle fund. All donations to the Clinton Police Department M-4 rifle fund are tax deductible.
Please mail donations:
Clinton Police Department
Attention: Chief Mike Warren
305 Monroe Street
Clinton, MS 39056
Please note Police M-4 fund in the memo line
Donors wishing to receive a 2015 tax deduction should post mark their donation by December 31, 2015. Receipts and acknowledgement of donations will be mailed to supporters. For more information, please call (601) 924-5474.