MOODY, Ala. (WIAT) – The Moody Police Department has added some military style muscle to its fleet.
The department recently added a Humvee which it acquired free if charge through the military surplus program.
As for the importance of the new Humvee, Chief Thomas Hunt says “Anything can happen, anyday, anytime … we may have to use this vehicle.”
On Tuesday the vehicle was used to respond to a flooded street with stranded car with a driver inside on Verbena Drive in Moody.
Although the driver was able to get away without assistance, police say this is a good example of how the new emergency vehicle could save lives during flooding.
The department has a second Humvee on the way that’s even larger which will be able to transport victims in emergencies like search and rescues in wooded areas, snow storms, and flooding.
Both vehicles are worth about $39,000 each.