MANCHESTER – A local Manchester resident recently made a generous contribution to the Manchester Police Department. This was not 93 year old Betty Bulbach’s first donation to the department; in fact, she made a similar donation back in 2017.
Bulbach recently donated the monetary equivalent of a Taser to the department after her same donation last year proved both successful and useful.
After reading an article about Manchester Township’s addition of 20 Taser X2 CEDs to the police department in 2017, Bulbach took it upon herself to contribute to the cause. Joined by family, Bulbach presented her second donation to the department and its officers. Bulbach donated the monetary equivalent of the device to the officers because purchase of the device is only legal by law enforcement.
“The money will be used by our agency to purchase a fully equipped unit and its addition will directly benefit the members of the Patrol Bureau in their daily operations,” the department said. “Thank you again, Betty, for your continued support of the Manchester Township Police Department and your community.”
Tasers were added to the department last year after police solicited the council for the new device on the grounds that it would be advantageous. The addition proved just that when, only days after the purchase of the CEDs, the device was used to prevent a suicidal woman.