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City police thankful for new gear in winter

Officers can still safely and efficiently answer calls

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Roger Bell | The Daily Herald

Capt. Andy Jackson of the Roanoke Rapids Police Department patrols city streets Wednesday in one of the department’s Humvees.

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The Roanoke Rapids Police Department was pleased to have equipment on hand to deal with Wednesday’s snowfall and still keep city residents safe.

Capt. Andy Jackson patrolled Wednesday morning in one of the city’s Humvees, which were acquired for free by Police Chief Tommy Hathaway last year.

The weather, which hit the city Tuesday night, made Jackson happy to have the Humvees on hand Wednesday morning.

“In severe weather we are able to get these vehicles out there,” Jackson explained. “We can still safely and efficiently answer calls for service.”

Jackson said the vehicles also enabled the police to pick up staff members who couldn’t get to work and the vehicle’s power and grip on the road made those on patrol safer.

“It will get you where you need to go,” Jackson said.

“I certainly thoroughly enjoy it.”

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Roger Bell | The Daily Herald

Capt. Andy Jackson of the Roanoke Rapids Police Department patrols city streets Wednesday in one of the department’s Humvees.

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