The Edgerton Police Department has a new crime fighting tool, and it didn’t cost them much of anything according to the Bryan Times.
West Unity’s old ambulance had been put to use by Edgerton Police as a tactical response vehicle. Police say the old ambulance is not set up to be used as a command post and a communications hub on wheels. The best part… it only cost Edgerton $138. All other costs have been donated.
Police say that as a command post, the truck’s on-board computer can link into school surveillance cameras. Once that’s all set up, police will be able to spot the bad guys before they go inside and guide teams into position to stop them in the event of an emergency.
Hutch’s Towing of Holiday City towed the vehicle over to Edgerton.
Chris Oberlin, Bryan Engine Repair, donated parts to fix it and Cookie Carriers of Butler, donated the labor.
Ed Perry of Ed Perry Excavating, Edgerton, and Best-One Tire and Service, Bryan, donated new tires.
Mohre Electronics, Blakeslee, donated radios and labor for instalation.
Jason Dietsch, of Dietsch’s Collision and Customs, donated the body work and his wife Jennifer, through Dietsch Signs, donated all the graphics.
Cape Farms, Edgerton, donated a workshop for storage and assembly throughout the re-design process.