In the KNS today, "East Tennessee police take in $11 million in surplus military gear."
Knox County’s collection of the used equipment totals $2.2 million since 2006 and includes two helicopters, a mine-resistant personnel carrier, 237 5.56-millimeter and 58 7.62-millimeter rifles, 49 automatic pistols, 250 bayonets and a demolition firing device.
This is not surprising,
“We’re just not going to discuss any of that stuff due to security issues,” said Chief Deputy Eddie Biggs, who said he had been instructed not to talk by Sheriff Jimmy “J.J.” Jones.
Knoxville Police Chief David Rausch was open and informative about their use of this equipment.
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