Battle Ready — The SPD’s Military Arsenal
Posted by Arroyoribera on August 8, 2007
The Spokane Police Department is arming up.
Recently Spokane’s KREM TV and KREM.COM reported on the increasing firepower of Spokane Police officers.
Per KREM’s Kara Kostanich, 60 Spokane Police Department personnel–mostly members of SWAT and other specialized police groups–were using the Colt AR-15 assault rifle at the time of the March 29, 2007 broadcast. An additional 34 AR-15s had been ordered but had not yet arrived.
Sgt. John Roys of the SPD claimed on-air that the rationale for the arms purchase is to be able to “defeat” the increasingly armed Spokane populace. The plan is for each patrol team to carry two AR-15 rifles.
Given that at the time of the March 2007 KREM 2 broadcast, the 34 additional weapons were expected to arrive within two months, one can sleep better now knowing that your Spokane Police Department is now ready for battle with nearly 100 assault weapons.
The AR-15 is the civilian version of the military’s M-16 assault rifle.
Spokane area law enforcement preparing for the end times
(Photo from the Spokane County Sheriff’s website)