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Westfield police get grant, donation for firearms training, shotgun racks

March 24, 2016
Westfield Republican

The Westfield Police Department was awarded the Friends of the NRA Foundation grant and a donation from Scott Mason of Mason Funeral Home in Westfield.

This is the third year in a row the Westfield Police Department has been awarded a grant for firearms training, equipment and range materials. The grant was used to purchase three law-enforcement grade Remington 870, 12-gauge shotguns for use in the patrol cars. The remainder of the grant funds were used to purchase targets and ammunition for training and on-duty use.

The donation from Mason was used to purchase new locking shotgun racks for use in the patrol cars with the new shotguns.

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The Westfield Police Department recently received a donation from Scott Mason, director of Mason Funeral Home, for locking shotgun racks to be used inside patrol cars. Pictured is Chief Rob Genthner, Mason, Mayor Mike Vandevelde and Officer Mike Foti.

According to Westfield Police, the law enforcement community faces constant challenges and changes with firearms on the street. Police officers have a need to train under different conditions so they can face these challenges. There is also a funding gap between the cost of training and equipment and the funds available for these items.

The Westfield Police Department would like to express its gratitude for the donation and the grant.



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