STANFORD - Tommy H. Owens thanked the city fire department this month for its efforts to save his father's burning apartment by selling it a fire truck at a large discount.
City council approved the purchase of a $7,500 pumper truck from Owens during Thursday's special meeting. Mayor Eddie Carter said Owen's gave the city a good deal because he thought the fire department had done "a great job in saving the house" during a December fire.
"In the books we looked at on the truck, they were $70,00 to $90,000," said Carter.
Currently, Owens is still in litigation against the City, Chief of Police, several sheriff's deputies, the mayor and a number of other officials for alleged police brutality during a 2002 domestic violence call at his residence.
Owens sold the city the 1991 engine after Mayor Eddie Carter was told by defense attorneys, hired on the City's behalf by the Kentucky League of Cities, that there would be no legal issues with the sale.