VEAZIE – The Spirit of Blue Foundation, awarded the Veazie Police Department a safety equipment grant totaling 3,700 dollars.
The grant money will be used to buy two new rifles and other artillery accessories.
Chief Mark Leonard says the department has been in need of more weaponry. “It’s something that we talked about for several years. Now ten plus years in all actuality. Funding hasn’t been available, budgets are tight, times are tough, but the need for it, with the recent attacks and the day in and day out threats that are presented.” added Chief Leonard.
Funding for the grant was provided on behalf of Dunkin Donuts and Baskin Robbins Community Foundation.