|Surplus military equipment benefits Kentucky sheriffs |
|Posted: Monday, April 9, 2012 9:08 pm |
|PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — Two western Kentucky sheriff’s departments have received hundreds of thousands of dollars in surplus military equipment, including vehicles, computers and other items for free. |
Carlisle County Deputy Sheriff Chuck Fisher told The Paducah Sun (http://bit.ly/HmyCl2 ) that in the last 60 days they’ve gotten three Humvees, 20 computers and night vision goggles.
The Hickman County Sheriff’s Department also claimed a Humvee that can be used after a natural disaster such as a flood or an ice storm, as well as five pairs of night vision goggles.
The supplies are surplus U.S. military equipment available for free to law enforcement agencies through the Law Enforcement Support Office program. Published in The Messenger 4.9.12