BV sheriff gets an armored troop vehicle nearly for free

Sgt. Rob Danielson stands atop the armored personnel carrier,

which is now owned by the BV County Sheriff’s Office.

The vehicle has armored steel on the underside, walls and roof

to protect officers from gunfire.

TIMES photo by CLARE CULLEN

Valued at $658,000 in 2007

By CLARE CULLEN

The Buena Vista County Sheriff’s Office is now home to an armored personnel carrier acquired through a special program from the U.S. military.

The armored vehicle is mainly used to protect soldiers from grenades on the battlefield, and this particular one has been used in the Middle East; however, this vehicle will serve a different purpose.

BV County Sheriff Gary Launderville says that it can come in handy in certain situations.

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