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Gilbertville Police Chief tased at basketball game

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GILBERTVILLE (KWWL) -

Some unusual halftime entertainment at a local high school basketball game Thursday night.

Officers tased their boss - the local police chief.

Gilbertville Police Chief Dave McGlaughlin is trying to raise money for his department to get tasers, an automatic defibrillator, body cameras for his officers and more.

He also needs to be certified himself to carry a taser.

So he decided to get tased at halftime of Don Bosco's boys basketball game against Waterloo Columbus.

"I did not find pleasure in that. I did not like that. It's truly an experience I don't want to do again. Reporter: 'How would you describe it?' It felt like a lot of electricity going up from my spine to my buttocks. I could not move. I could not move," said McGlaughlin.

Before and after the tasing, the Don Bosco cheerleaders passed donation jars around the gym.

The goal is $8500 to buy all that equipment.

Gilbertville is a small department with 3 part-time officers.

The chief says, even if they don't raise the full amount, they'd like to raise as much as possible.

They plan to apply for a grant from the Black Hawk County Gaming Association.

If that's approved, they would need to raise half that amount, because it's a matching fund grant.

If you'd like to make a donation, click here, search for Gilbertville. 

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