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Jackson Sheriffs Office to get two new squad cars

By Jennifer Lee Preyss
July 11, 2011 at 2:11 a.m.


Jackson County Commissioners Court approved the purchase of two patrol cars for the sheriff's department Monday through the Operation Stonegarden federal grant program.

Sheriff Andy Louderback said the grant will pay about $96,000 for two fully equipped squad cars, or about $48,000 per car.

"The cars are fully outfitted with radio, radar, light bars, sirens, etc.," he said.

Both patrol cars will be new 2011 Ford Crown Victoria models and will arrive in about three weeks. The sheriff's office currently has 15 patrol cars, Louderback said.

Operation Stonegarden is administered by Federal Emergency Management Administration, which is a division of the Department of Homeland Security and connected with the State Homeland Security Grant Program.

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