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Augie's Collectibles donates helmets and shield to Tomahawk Police DepartmentSubmitted: 05/23/2017
TOMAHAWK - Tomahawk Police Chief Al Elvins takes pride in his department's connection to the community. 

And many members of the community clearly feel the same way.

Augie's Collectibles owner Richard "Augie" Augustine donated eight ballistic helmets and a shield to the Tomahawk Police Department.


Augustine says the officers are good to the community, so it's important to be good them.

"No matter what it is, any amount of money couldn't replace an officer, a fallen officer or somebody that gets hurt," said Augustine. "Anything to do our community well to help out, save somebody, it's well worth it."

Elvins says no piece of equipment is completely bulletproof, but these are about as good as you can get. Tomahawk PD executes its own search warrants and gets called to help in active shooter situations.

"Many times we're called to go into areas where angels fear to tread and we can't back out. We have to do what we have to do," said Elvins.

Elvins says he's thankful to have the support of the community. 


Story By: Katie Thoresen

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