MERCER COUNTY, W.Va. (WOAY) – In an effort to raise more funds for the new SWAT team, Sheriff Tommy Bailey is considering the option of selling an antique gun from 1938.
“We have a Thompson machine gun that’s been here for years,” said Bailey. “It’s got some paperwork with it that says it was bought in .”
The gun could be worth up to $50,000. If the sheriff’s office decides to auction the old gun, it would pay for the gear needed to protect SWAT team members in dangerous situations.
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