Stimulus pays for ‘tactical blanket’ in Eagle County
EAGLE COUNTY – A ‘tactical blanket’ is a type of shield police can use to protect themselves in dangerous situations. The Eagle County Sheriff’s Office is getting about $31,000 in stimulus money to buy one. The blanket can be used in a number of responses, including but not limited to, barricaded suspects, armed suspects, suicidal persons, hostage rescue and school shootings, sheriff’s spokeswoman Shannon Cordingly said. “As the sheriff of Eagle County my No. 1 priority is to do everything within my power to keep our community and our officers safe,” Sheriff Joseph Hoy. said. “Never before has it been more vital, nor more a public expectation, that as first responders we secure the necessary equipment to ensure that Eagle County is a safe place to live.”
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