A local business is one of several stepping up to help keep the fleet of Butler City Police vehicles running.
Family-owned Butler Tires For Less is doing work on the cruisers at no cost to the city.
“We replace anything they need mechanically: brake work, oil changes, front end alignments, front end parts. Anything the cruisers need,” part-owner Rick McKivigan told our newsroom.
He says the Route 8 repair shop made the decision last month to begin helping the city police and have had at least two or three police cruisers in the shop each week since.
This isn’t the first time the McKivigans have decided to give back to the community and they hope that their donation will allow the city to bridge the gap until new cruisers can be put into service.
“We’ve always tried to be oriented to the community as far as helping and it’s not just the police department. We certainly chip in on a lot of events and a lot of charities and it’s just another way of giving back. We just decided to help them out until they get their new cruisers,” McKivigan said.
Butler Tires for Less is joined in their efforts to support the Butler City Police by donations of parts from other local businesses, including Advance Auto Parts, NAPA Auto Parts, and Hovis Auto & Truck Supply.