IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR DISH SUBSCRIBERS – SERVICE INTERRUPTION – CLICK HERE

NEW ADDITION: Story County Sheriffs Get Armored Vehicle

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.
mrap ames

A piece of the war in Afghanistan is coming to Story County.

mrap ames

The Story County Sheriff’s Office will recieve a mine resistant ambush protected vehicle or MRAP similar to the one pictured.

The 50,000-pound armored vehicle was used in Afghanistan and given to the department for free.

It originally cost over $730,000 when it was built in 2012.

12 comments

  • Gary Stanford

    It just the thing That the Sheirfs office needs for dodging mines.But I think they forgot the load limits on secondary roads.If you see it out call DOT vechicle enforcement.

  • J (@ootfwsb)

    I’ve used this very same model vehicle in the Army. There is absolutely no reason for the militarization of the police. Welcome to the police state. This is VERY WRONG !

    • joe

      Agreed! This is happening all over the U.S. !! What is our government planning? I hope everyone is ready for something…

  • guest

    Are they expecting a lot of IED’s on the mean streets of Ames? Or do they just want to watch VEISHEA rioters get hernias trying to flip a 25 ton police car?

  • Luke Jensen

    Active shooters with rifles can put rounds right through a patrol car. Hopefully they don’t need it but if the situation arises the emergency response team will have protection responding.

  • Adam

    Didn’t someone make the claim that “Weapons of war have no place on our streets….” I guess it only applies to us lowly civilians, unworthy of our rights.

Comments are closed.

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,909 other followers