Missouri sheriff wants to return military vehicle

Written by Muleskinner Staff

(OZARK, Mo., AP) — An interim sheriff in southwest Missouri says his county has no use for a large military vehicle given to the sheriff’s department by the federal government.

Dwight McNiel has asked some of Missouri’s congressional representatives to find a way to return the mine-resistant ambush protected vehicle to the Department of Defense.
The Springfield News-Leader reports (http://sgfnow.co/1L517Yn) former county sheriff Joey Kyle acquired the vehicle from the defense department about a year ago, saying it could be used in crisis situations.
McNiel says he has lived in the area for more than 50 years and has never seen any incident that would justify use of the vehicle. He says county residents should not have to pay to store, maintain and insure the vehicle.
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Information from: Springfield News-Leader, http://www.news-leader.com