By Wyatt Earp | January 14, 2009
Smite A. Hippie sent me this great story. Read on:
LOS ANGELES — Actor and one-time Phoenix resident David Spade has donated $100,000 to the Phoenix Police Department. The department will use the much needed funds to buy high-powered rifles to defend the city from the growing influence of Mexican drug cartels.
Through his publicist, Spade explained that “these guys need to be able to do their jobs, and I am just happy I could help.”
Spade says he got the idea for the donation after seeing a story on FOX News. Phoenix police say Spade called asking to donate to their rifle program after he saw that officers, outgunned and desperate for more firepower, wanted to buy their own semi-automatic rifles.
Phoenix Police Sgt. Alan Hill says 50 AR-15 rifles to be purchased with the donation will be given to patrol officers. (H/T – FOXNews)
Friggin’ fantastic. I usually don’t have many good things to say about actors and actresses – except Gary Sinise, who does a tremendous amount for our military personnel – but David Spade is a real friend of the police.
Oh, and Code Monkey sent me these Spade links as well:
David Spade Donates $25,000 to Fallen Officer’s Family.
Definitely a stand-up guy.