Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

Editorials

September 6, 2013

Lifesaving tools Help for Bluefield firefighters

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Many of the existing police cruisers in the city are already in need of repair and replacement, according to City Manager Elke Doom.

“Our police vehicles are used around the clock and take a lot of wear and tear which makes regular replacement necessary,” Doom added. “With this grant we will use the funds toward the purchase of a new police cruiser to replace one of our older vehicles.”

The federal funding award was recently announced by U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall, D-W.Va., U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va.

 “The Princeton Police Department has proved time and again their incredible dedication to public safety,” Rockefeller correctly adds. “This award will give them many more necessary resources to continue their important work.”

We are glad to see that the Princeton Police Department is getting a new police cruiser. In this day and age of shrinking federal dollars, any and all funding awards that can assist localities such as Princeton are welcomed and strongly encouraged.

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