Should Local Law Enforcement Have War Vehicles? Here’s the Most Recent Case Out of Utah

Utah law enforcement officers now have wartime equipment at their disposal.

The Taylorsville, Utah, Highway Patrol recently acquired a new mine-resistant ambush protected (MRAP) armored vehicle from the Department of Defense. The 14-ton machines were designed to survive land mine threats and withstand improvised explosive device (IED) attacks. Now the highway patrol crew envisions driving them “right through the middle of a gunfight.”

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