Ever want to tase a police chief?
If you pony up $5,000, you just might get the chance at Oregon’s annual National Night Out on Aug. 6.
Police Chief Brian Uhl has volunteered to be publicly tased if the department raises $5,000 for the Justice for a Cure, Lt. Jennifer Pagenkopf told the Observer.
She said she’s never heard of a police chief doing something like this, and the department is still trying to work out the details.
“Depending on how this goes, if there’s one really high donor, maybe we’ll let that person pull the trigger with that tasing,” she said.
Uhl chose Fitchburg-based Justice for a Cure to receive the money. It was founded by former Dane County deputy sheriff Joan Kamholz, who described it as “the law enforcement family doing their part to serve and protect in the fight against cancer,” according to its website.
National Night Out is designed to foster a sense of community and good working relationships between the police department and those it serves, Sgt. Luke Kass told the Observer prior to the 2018 event.
Last year, it was held at Kiser Firemen’s Park and has featured activities like aiming a fire hose, checking out emergency vehicles and scrambling up a climbing wall.
Pagenkopf said she extended the offer to village public works director Jeff Rau, as well. He told the Observer he considered it, but his wife nixed the idea.