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County creates fund for new armored vehicle

October 25, 2013

Washington County commissioners on Thursday approved the creation of a fund to accept nearly $200,000 to purchase a new armored vehicle for the sheriff’s office....

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Oct-26-13 5:57 AM

This is no doubt one of the dumbest ideas yet. Nearly as dumb as the helicopters. If this decision doesn't get this regime voted out of office, nothing will.

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Oct-25-13 8:53 PM

Really? An armored vehicle in Marietta?? And who knew they had an aging one that needed replaced too? This is just so wrong and a perfect example of why, in general, government can't be trusted with our money.

+1 to the earlier question about how often such a vehicle has been needed historically. As for operating expenses, a rule of thumb business often uses when lacking any other data is 5% of capital cost per year. That would estimate maintenance of this beast at about $15,000 a year. Obviously $30,000 a year for two.

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Oct-25-13 7:11 PM

A Barrycat, how appropriate.....but I for one wonder what it cost to maintain a 200,000 dollar vehicle?, after you can't just pop in to jiffy lube, now can you.....what a waste.....I blame liberalism.....

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Oct-25-13 6:40 PM

Boys and their toys. WOW. I would like to know when an armored vehicle has ever been needed but we didn't have one. Who's gonna be driving that sweet ride to and from work every day?

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Oct-25-13 2:49 PM

Could we possibly see a record of how many times the old one was used....BEFORE replacing it...or is that too much info for us idiots.

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Oct-25-13 2:45 PM

Barney told Andy they needed tear gas and a sub machine gun in Mayberry.

Andy said no, h3ll no.

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Oct-25-13 11:22 AM

Oh for crying out loud! The county finally gets rid of the Drug Task Force (lol) helicopter and now they want to buy an armored vehicle. I vote no!

This is the TEA madness at work people. The only power the public has at this point is to vote these jokers out of office.

They are wracked with suspicion and paranoia. They have all of the negatives that come with a military mentality and none of the positives. Talk about scary!

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Oct-25-13 8:47 AM

Even better than the vehicle is how the county "creates" funds.

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Oct-25-13 7:41 AM

another example that the MOV is a third world country with third world style law enforcement.

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Oct-25-13 6:47 AM

Maybe the county can sell it to some Hummer enthusiast and then use the money for something beneficial.

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