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Dallas County now have their own military SUV

Soon to be outfitted with Dallas County Sheriff's Office livery.
Now that the war in Iraq is officially over and the one in Afghanistan winding down, the Department of Defense found itself facing a conundrum. It had just spent billions of dollars buying heavily armored personnel carriers designed to stand up to insurgent attacks only to find that it had run out of wars to use them in.
The initial plan was to shove the vehicles, called MRAPS (Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected) into a warehouse and let them collect dust. That changed when someone decided that, having served so admirably overseas, it would be only just to bring the MRAPs stateside and deploy them in the domestic war on crime.

And so, for the past couple of months, news reports have been popping up announcing that places like Murfreesboro, Tennessee and Ohio State University have been receiving their very own military-grade armored SUVs.

Now, it's Dallas' turn. Dallas County sheriff's deputies traveled to Fort Hood earlier this month and picked up their very own International MaxxPro MRAP. This particular truck has never seen any actual combat, having only been deployed stateside for training exercises, so it doesn't have any cool battle scars, but with the dealer's $600,000 price tag knocked down to nothing, and with just 10,000 miles on it, the deal was too good to pass up.

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http://blogs.dallasobserver.com/unfairpark/2013/09/dallas_co...




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Even the score!

I hope, since the local sheriff is the only real peace officer, that receiving vehicles like this would even the score between them and the DHS. We have to hope that the county sheriff is still on our side.

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I wonder if those are equipped with enough accommodations inside

I wonder if those are equipped with enough accommodations inside to support laptops, cups, lunch boxes, etc.

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My wife's first response: "What the hell would they use that for?"

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Wife's first response: "What the hell would they use that for?"

My wife's first response: "What the hell would they use that for?"

No offense, but what a silly question. Tsk tsk tsk.

It's for them to serve parking tickets with impeccable safety, of course!

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Like, when they slapthe cuffs on you

"It's for our safety"

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I can barely believe I actually read from the article itself

I can barely believe I actually read from the article itself the thing is intended to be used (officially, anyway)... to serve warrants.

Woa. Really?!

Seriously.

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