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March 01, 2012
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Bulletproof wheels on way for Tex. Special Ops team

Capt. says new BATT is 'far superior' to the current vehicle in terms of armor protection, deployment and tactical abilities

By Judy Sheridan
The Weatherford Democrat

PARKER COUNTY, Texas — Parker County Commissioners authorized the purchase of a BATT (Ballistic Armored Tactical Transport) AP SWAT vehicle for the Weatherford-Parker County Special Operations Group Monday.

The vehicle — which will be used to transport SWAT teams to a call out location — replaces a 1980 Peacekeeper armored truck purchased as military surplus about three years ago, Capt. Mike Morgan, commander of the SWAT team, said. It will be funded through a $196,600 Homeland Security grant.

Morgan said the vehicle is “far superior” to the current vehicle in terms of armor protection, deployment and tactical abilities and operational storage.

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