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Commissioners Deny Funds For Tactical Vehicle - Brevard NC


May 25, 2017

Sheriff David Mahoney’s request for a tactical vehicle was voted down 3-2 by the county commission during Monday night’s regular meeting. Commissioners Jason Chappell and Page Lemel voted to approve the request while Larry Chapman, Kelvin Phillips and Mike Hawkins voted against the request.

County manager Jaime Laughter requested a budget amendment to allocate $250,000 for the tactical vehicle, which Mahoney said is essentially an armored, beefed-up F-550 pickup truck.

The vehicle would withstand small explosions and higher-powered rounds from firearms, comes with a “run flat” sys...

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