On Monday, the Clay County Prosecutor's Office donated approximately $500 worth of commercial-grade fire extinguishers to the Brazil City Police Department.
"Hopefully officers will not have to use them," Clay County Prosecutor Lee Reberger said about the 14 units to be installed in squad cars.
"But, usually being the first to respond, if an officer comes up on an emergency scene -- like a car, house or grass fire -- they can use these to help control the fire."
Police Chief Terry Harrison said the extinguishers will be a great addition to the department.
"The extinguishers will be a nice tool for officers to have at their fingertips," Harrison said. "They will be well utilized."
Purchased with funds from when offenders pay to defer a traffic violation, Reberger said the prosecutor's office can use the money to help local law enforcement agencies purchase needed equipment.
"It is really helpful to have these funds available to help law enforcement agencies, many of which are facing budget inadequacies, fulfill their equipment needs," Reberger said.