Three counties and a police department in Wyoming added a massive armored vehicle to their arsenal. Washakie County Sheriff Steve Rakness announced the acquisition of the MRAP (Mine Resistant Ambush Protected) armored vehicle through surplus inventory at no public cost.
The vehicle will be available in emergency situations to Washakie, Big Horn and Hot Springs counties and the Worland Police Department.
The MRAP vehicle weighs just under 14 tons. It is armored for all IED (Improvised Explosive Device) and small arms fire and ambushes. It can attain speeds of 70 miles per hour and carry up to eight people.