The Austin County Sheriff’s office will soon be equipped with some heavy vehicles.
Austin County Judge Carolyn Bilski says some Mine Resistant Ambush Protection or MRAPs, that were manufactured at the BAE facility in Sealy are being given to the sheriff’s office.
Judge Bilski says these vehicles will not be used for regular patrolling duties but there are many situations in which they can be used. She recalls floods and other dangers of past years.
The BAE plant shut down in the past few months, and now they are shipping their trucks out to various communities who can use them.
The Austin County Commissioners are meeting Wednesday instead of Monday due to the Memorial Day holiday.
The meeting will be at the courthouse in Bellville.