Calhoun Co. Sheriff's Office gets armored vehicle

Calhoun Co. Sheriff's Office gets armored vehicle

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CALHOUN COUNTY, AL (WBRC) -

The newest vehicle in the Calhoun County Sheriff's Office fleet is also its biggest.

The M-RAP, or mine-resistant armored personnel vehicle, came to the sheriff's office through a government program and is on loan.

Deputies say they can see a number of uses, including parades, joint operations, and transporting medical and other essential personnel during snow and other severe weather.

Despite its size, the M-RAP can go regular interstate speeds of up to 70 miles per hour. The vehicle is built to be bullet-proof and is supposed to be mine-proof.

It joins a few other military vehicles in the fleet, including two tracked vehicles, some Humvees, and even a military boat.

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