Pulaski County Sheriff Granted Permission to Sell Automatic Firearms to Starke County (11/13)

posted Nov 13, 2017, 8:48 AM by North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library
Posted on November 13, 2017
Author Michael Gallenberger, WKVI 

Ten automatic firearms owned by the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office will soon be sold to the Starke County Sheriff’s Office. Last week, the Pulaski County Commissioners authorized Sheriff Jeff Richwine to sell the ten MP5s.

He said he plans to use the money to replace his department’s rifles. “Right now, our rifles are the military rifles, and they’re showing issues,” Richwine explained. “I’m really not interested in being in that military program, as far as the firearms. It’s a yearly inventory that I’m working on right now. I just can’t give them back to the military if I say I want to get rid of them. We’ve got to put them on a website. If somebody wants them, they contact us.”

Richwine feels Starke County has given him a good price for the MP5s. “There’s 10 of them that they’ll pay $1,500,” he said. “So that would be some money towards these new rifles.”

He plans to cover the remainder of the cost out of his department’s Commissary Fund.