For the past year, Braden Bunch with the Sumter County Sheriff’s office says they’ve had a Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle or MRAP in their fleet.

“The beauty of having this vehicle here at the sheriff’s office is that while there are other agencies like SLED or what-have-you across the state that have these types of vehicles that could help us respond to certain situations, this gives us a quicker response time,” said Bunch.

Acquired for free through a federal program, Corporal Jeffrey Hofer says the vehicle allows his team to safely respond to dangerous assignments.

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