Thompson nets $90K for Sheriffs auction

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Thompson nets $90K for Sheriffs auction

Postby Bruenor » Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:38 pm

I see a story like this and recall other stories where they destroyed the firearms rather than auction them off to raise funds.. Someone got a nice piece of history, and this sheriff seems to be doing what he has to, to get his guys the gear and training they need. ... at-auction
NEW PHILADELPHIA The bidding started at $40,000, and went sky high from there.

The prize?

A Thompson Model 1921 submachine gun that was purchased by the Tuscarawas County Sheriff’s Office on May 13, 1934, and is no longer used.

After several minutes of spirited bidding Monday evening at the Tuscarawas County Justice Center, the weapon was sold for $90,000 - significantly higher than its appraised value of $37,000. The winning bid was placed by Ryan Armstrong of Dover, who was bidding for an anonymous purchaser.

Earlier this year, Campbell used seized drug money to buy patrol shields and a new sniper rifle.

“I want to get my guys the stuff that they need to be safe,” he said.

The money will be used to buy all deputies the same weapons, which will save on ammunition costs, “and we’ll start doing a lot more scenario-based training instead of just shooting at paper targets,” Campbell said. “I want to make it more realistic.”
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