16-year-old girl gets to use Taser on police officer

Alyssa Elkins (Courtesy Jeremie Elkins)
Alyssa Elkins (Courtesy Jeremie Elkins)

NEWARK, OH (WCMH) – When a 16-year-old Newark girl was given four months to live, she decided to make a bucket list. This weekend, she gets to use a Taser on a police officer.

Alyssa Elkins was diagnosed with Leukemia several years ago.  After a bone marrow transplant, she went into remission.

elkins-posterThe cancer recently returned, and doctors said that there is nothing they can do. She was given four months to live.

Alyssa put together a list of things she would like to do during the time she has left.

For the third item on her list, right after getting a micro mini pig, Alyssa says she wants to use a Taser on someone.

The Newark Division of Police has volunteered to help her fulfill that part of her dream. Sunday afternoon at 1:30, Alyssa will be at Newark police headquarters and will be given the opportunity to use a stun gun on one of their officers.

Several officers volunteered, and one officer will be chosen to take the ‘five-second ride’ to help Alyssa accomplish her dreams.

Jeremie Elkins, Alyssa’s uncle, says that his brother, who is an Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper, volunteered to be stunned as well.

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