Glade Spring Police get two new vehicles

GLADE SPRING, Va. - When an emergency happens, there's nothing that will be able to stop the Glade Spring Police Department from coming to the rescue.

They recently received two Hummers for free thanks to a military surplus from the state of Virginia.

Chief Matthew Mullins tells News 5 after the tornadoes in 2011, his department had a hard time navigating roads with fallen trees and power lines in their cruisers.

The two Humvees won't have the same problems. They can make it through snow, floods, storm damage, and will be helpful in any kind of emergency.

"The infra-red is on the front of the vehicle if a person, a child, was to get lost and they were in the woods, we could use that to help locate the child. Or if a person was to run from us, a suspect," added Chief Mullins.

The vehicles are the largest in the department's fleet, before the donation, the largest vehicle was an SUV.

The Humvees had previously been used by the Bristol Virginia Police Department for similar situations.

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