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New Baltimore Police to Replace Shotguns

City Council authorized the purchase of new guns Monday night at its regularly scheduled meeting.

New Baltimore police is fired up over a new purchase.

City Council authorized Monday night Chief Tim Wiley's request for six Remington pump action shotguns at $535 a piece. The purchase will come from drug forfeiture money, not city funds, Wiley said.

They will replace existing shotguns, from the 1960s, that have been previously used on aggressive animals and carried during police raids, he said.

The police department initially requested Benelli semi auto shotguns, which are double the price, but ultimately decided to seek the cheaper and commonly used Remingtons, Mayor Larry Smith said.

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