" I remember the story that he had money deducted by the city from his paycheck until he finally paid the gun off."
That was a fairly common arrangement in a lot of areas of the country if the officer wanted to 'upgrade' past anything other than the issue .38.
The Marion, Iowa, police are currently talking about doing the same thing, only with AR-15s.
"The gift which I am sending you is called a dog, and is in fact the most precious and valuable possession of mankind" -Theodorus Gaza
Baby Jesus cries when the fat redneck doesn't have military-grade firepower.