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Marshall police add armored, rescue vehicle to fleet

Source: Marshall Police Department Source: Marshall Police Department

Marshall Police Department has added an armored, rescue vehicle to its fleet.

The department recently acquired a Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle through the Law Enforcement Support Office 1033 program.

The vehicle is a surplus unit from the U.S. Department of Defense and was transferred to the department free of charge, MPD says.

The MRAP is a fully-armored all-terrain vehicle and the department says it will be used as a rescue unit during natural disasters or in active shooter events.

"Marshall has seen several instances where our streets have flooded. This vehicle will allow officers to rescue anyone that has been trapped by high water. The rescue vehicle can also be utilized in the event of an active shooter situation or during SWAT situations," the department said in a release.

“This MRAP ... will allow us to better protect Marshall residents. This rescue vehicle will be able to reach places we have not been able to in the past due to rising water or trees blocking the roadway. I am happy we have acquired this vehicle, at no cost, and will be able to further protect our citizens," Chief of Police Jesus Campa said.

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