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Monday, February 18, 2013

Farewell Crown Victorias!


The (much smaller) Ford Interceptor will replace...


...the classic (but hefty) Ford Crown Victoria.
 
Plainfield's Police Division has driven Ford Crown Victorias for dog's years.

But now that Ford is no longer building the powerful and hefty 4-door cruiser, police departments everywhere are beginning to make replacements as older Crown Victorias age and are phased out.

Sunday afternoon I spotted one of the new replacements, a 2013 Ford Interceptor on traffic patrol at West 6th Street and Park Avenue.

In sparkling white, with temporary paper tags and no detailing, the only distinguishing mark was the ultra-thin strip of LED flasher lights mounted above the windshield.

'Looks tiny and cramped,' I hollered to the officer through the open window.

'It is,' was all he said.

Progress.



-- Dan Damon [follow]

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1 comments:

Anonymous said...

THATS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU HAVE HOUSE MOUSES BUYING EQUIPMENT FOR THE PATROL OFFICERS THAT HAVEN'T SPENT ANY TIME IN A CRUISER.