Comedian David Spade gave his hometown police force an early Christmas gift - a $100,000 (GBP67,570) donation which will fund the purchase of 300 rifles.
Spade stopped by a police station in his native Phoenix, Arizona on Monday (22Dec08) morning to present the cheque, intended to pay for the purchase of rifles for patrol officers, according to
The donation will reportedly help fund a program co-ordinated by Phoenix Police Chief and Public Safety Manager Jack Harris and Phoenix Law Enforcement Association President Officer Mark Spencer.
A source tells the website, "Asking there be no fanfare or media attention, Mr. Spade called last week and said he wanted to donate $100,000 (GBP67,570) to the Phoenix Police Department towards the purchase of rifles to help keep our patrol officers and community safe.
"This mutual agreement can now move ahead with momentum thanks to the generosity of Mr. Spade."