Ohio Agency Acquires Lenco BearCat
August 30, 2011
The Erie (Ohio) Bureau of Police has acquired a Lenco BearCat armored rescue vehicle for its SWAT officers, using a homeland security grant.
The BearCat stands about 12 feet tall, weighs about 17,000 pounds and can carry 10 officers.
The $201,000 vehicle was funded through a federal grant funneled through the Northwest Pennsylvania Emergency Response Group, a multiagency, regional group dedicated to improving public safety, reports Erica Erwin of the Erie Times News.
Source: Erie Times News
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Ima Leprechaun @ 8/30/2011 5:04 PM
I suppose it will come in handy during Lake Effect snow.
TBOW426 @ 8/31/2011 9:10 AM
12 feet tall????!!!!! I guess the SWAT officers are all 9 foot tall then since the top of the vehicle appears to be approx. 2-3 feet above their heads. No ladder platform visible on top either. Another shining example of factual reporting by the "always" reliable media.
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