Five cruisers are seen in the parking lot area beside the Lawrence County Jail. The vehicles are in need of radios and striping.
Five cruisers are seen in the parking lot area beside the Lawrence County Jail. The vehicles are in need of radios and striping.

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Cruisers getting prepped for getting out on the roadways

Published 12:00am Sunday, February 2, 2014

The five new cruisers for the sheriff’s office now need radios and striping, then they are ready to hit the road.

Recently the Lawrence County Commissioners issued a bond for $146,000 that the County Treasurer bought giving terms of two percent interest for five years to pay for the cars.

Striping will cost $150 per car, Sheriff Jeff Lawless told the Lawrence County Commission on Thursday.

“I can absorb that,” he said.

However each car needs a narrow-banded radio that will cost a total of $8,095.

At its regular meeting the commissioners approved appropriating that amount to get the radios in the cars.

When all five cruisers are ready, two older models will be taken out of commission, Lawless said.

“Our cars are just worn out,” Lawless said. “Most have 200,000 miles on them. Some of them have 300,000 plus miles. You travel those bumpy roads for that many miles they get worn out.”

With the new cars, there will be 16 cruisers in the sheriff’s fleet for road deputies.

“We are very grateful for providing them for us,” Lawless told the commission. “This is the most new vehicles we have purchased for the sheriff’s office in my 20 some years.”

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