La Porte cops can hit streets and trails on donated eBike

La Porte cops can hit streets, trails on donated eBike

La Porte Police will now be able to patrol via bicycle to keep the city safe, according to Police Chief Paul Brettin. The Jeep eBike was donated to the department by Matt Magnuson of La Porte Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram. Brettin said it will give officers a new tool to patrol the trails and streets. “This new bike is a fantastic addition to our department as we look to expand our patrol,” Brettin said. “We are beyond grateful to Matt and his team at La Porte Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram for their generous donation and commitment to keeping our city safe.” Magnuson, whose family has been lifelong residents and supporters of the city, said he felt the donation was a great way to give something back. “I work closely with the city and the police department, and Chief Brettin told me about his need for a bike patrol presence,” Magnuson said. “I’m happy to support the department, and I think the eBike will be a great tool for them as they work to keep everyone in the city and along the trails safe.” From left are Mayor Tom Dermody, LPPD Cpl. Chae Uhlemann, Magnuson, Brettin and Mike Mullen of La Porte Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram.

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