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Peabody gets 'stop sticks'

Staff writer

Peabody police officers could have used “stop sticks” when they joined a three-county chase in June that reached speeds up to 130 mph.

Chief Bruce Burke applied for $8,000 from the United States Deputy Sheriff’s Association. The organization donated four sets of sticks — used to deflate tires of a vehicle that won’t stop during a law enforcement chase.

Peabody police joined three-county chase June 8 when it was “about five miles old,” Burke said. The driver refused to pull over for a sheriff’s deputy who had clocked the vehicle doing 84 mph in a 55-mph zone.

Burke is grateful.

“We just don’t have the money for that kind of stuff,” he said.

The association also gave Peabody six belt-carried trauma packs. An officer recently responded to a woman who was badly bleeding and fortunately had compression gauze on hand, Burke said.

“He was able to stop the bleeding until EMS was at the scene,” he said.

Last modified Aug. 17, 2022