'Peacekeeper' back on the job

By the Herald staffFebruary 10, 2014 

tri-cities regional swat team police

Kennewick police Cmdr. Scott Child applauds on Monday as the Tri-Cities Regional SWAT team's "Peacekeeper" vehicle starts successfully. It's one of two armored vehicles available, but was mothballed six months ago due to engine trouble, said Richland police Capt. Mike Cobb, left, who's one of the SWAT team's incident commanders, like Child. HAPO Community Credit Union donated $5,000 to replace the ignition and upgrade to a pressurized fuel injection system for the vehicle, which got an armor upgrade a few years ago. Child says these vehicles not only protect officers by being a moving shield, but can be used to rescue wounded victims as well. The vehicle had become unreliable and had to be towed from some scenes, said Child.

KAI-HUEI YAU — Tri-City Herald Buy Photo

Kennewick police Cmdr. Scott Child applauds Monday as the Tri-Cities Regional SWAT teams "Peacekeeper" vehicle starts successfully. HAPO Community Credit Union donated $5,000 to replace the ignition and upgrade to a pressurized fuel injection system for the vehicle, which was mothballed six months ago because of engine trouble. The team's two armored vehicles serve as moving shields to protect officers and can be used to rescue wounded victims. Child and Richland police Capt. Mike Cobb, left, are incident commanders for the SWAT team.

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