The West Hazleton Police Department is getting a new police cruiser and four bulletproof vests thanks to a $42,180 check from a “guardian angel.”
West Hazleton Mayor Frank Schmidt said the kind gesture came after a complaint Friday morning.
“The thing the person was complaining about, I told them, I couldn’t do anything about,” Schmidt said. “As we were talking, the subject of senior citizens came up, and how afraid some of them are to leave their homes.”
Then the topic of police was mentioned, and the donor asked how the department was getting along. Schmidt said council members will discuss during their next meeting whether to buy or lease a new cruiser, because the borough needs one.