The village of Edon now has something unique… an armored vehicle. That’s right, Edon now has an armored truck.
The truck came at no cost from the government, but according to the Bryan Times, it did come with some controversy.
At Monday night’s meeting, Edon Village Council was informed that the vehicle was allocated to the village and will be converted to fit local needs by the police department. It will then be shared with other communities in the county for training and response, but not for daily use.
Much discussion, both pro and con, was done over the new vehicle. Those discussions carried over into an hour-long executive session in which council and the police chief discussed security matters.
Following the meeting, Edon Mayor Darlene Burkhardt released this statement:
“We are pleased to have received a grant of a very valuable piece of equipment and community resource. We are looking forward to exploring the best options for this use of this equipment throughout the county. We want to emphasize this item was acquired without the expenditures of any local funds.”