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Germantown gets armored SUV

Germantown's new armored SUV. (Courtesy: City of Germantown) Germantown's new armored SUV. (Courtesy: City of Germantown)

GERMANTOWN, Tenn. (AP) - The Memphis suburb of Germantown doesn't have much violent crime and has never had a riot. What it does have is a brand new, $184,000, armored personnel carrier.

The vehicle, called BearCat, was bought with a Homeland Security grant.

Germantown prides itself as one of the safest cities in the nation. SWAT team commander Inspector Rodney Bright says the vehicle will be available to surrounding agencies if they need backup and it puts Germantown in the forefront of preparedness.

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