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El Paso PD Issued M4 Patrol Rifles

June 17, 2010  | 


The El Paso PD will begin using an M4 rifle similar to this M4/M4A1 Carbine SOPMOD in an escalating war with Mexican cartels. Photo via Flickr.com (brian.ch).

The El Paso Police Department on Wednesday unveiled its new M-4 rifles intended to provide every officer with greater firepower.

The department bought 1,145 after approval by the City Council's 8-0 vote in January.

Training with the M-4 is under way at the Police Academy, and the new weaponry will eventually be issued to every member of the department, from patrol officers up to the chief.

"It's a safety issue," said Sgt. Lawrence Lujan, an instructor at the academy. "The El Paso Police Department is catching up with the rest of the nation."

Read Full Story at ElPasoTimes.com


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deltacharlieone @ 7/10/2010 6:27 AM

Now turning into war on the border....need better Body Armor systems too?

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