EUGENE, Ore. — The Lane County Sheriff’s Office has gained new military vehicles from a federal program.
The sheriff’s office gained five Highly Mobile Multi-Purpose Wheeled Vehicles and one armored personnel vehicle. The vehicles were acquired through a federal program that loans military surplus items to agencies around the country.
No money from the county’s general fund was used to purchase the vehicles. Upkeep and maintenance of the vehicles will come from drug forfeiture funds.
Deputies have used the vehicles in high-risk drug-related warrant services, armed barricade subjects, armed suicidal subjects, and search and rescue missions.