The Austin County Sheriff’s office will soon be equipped with some heavy vehicles.
Austin County Judge Carolyn Bilski says some Mine Resistant Ambush Protection or MRAPs, that were manufactured at the BAE facility in Sealy are being given to the sheriff’s office.
Judge Bilski says these vehicles will not be used for regular patrolling duties but there are many situations in which they can be used. She recalls floods and other dangers of past years.Wow. Things must be really, really bad in rural Austin County.
I still stand by my stance last month that local law enforcement agencies don't need military vehicles and equipment.
Incidentally, on my travels today, I passed by one of these vehicles sitting outside the sheriff's office in the tiny town of Meridian, Texas (population 1,493).