STATE PATROL: Hand-Me-Down Humvees

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The Iowa State Patrol is getting some hand-me-downs from the U.S. Dept. of Defense.

The Guard is donating eight humvees to the Department of Public Safety through a special program, which allows the military to transfer equipment to law enforcement agencies at no cost.

The Iowa National Guard is helping to fix-up and paint the vehicles.

Once they are ready, they will be stationed at state patrol headquarters across the state.

The Patrol says the humvees will be a big asset this winter when snow and ice make travel more difficult.