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.
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.