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By Bill Stevenson
Gazette editor 

Police buy former state patrol SUV


November 24, 2021

Colfax Police

The 2005 Ford Crown Victoria is one of two Colfax police vehicles being retired.

COLFAX - The Colfax police are buying a former Washington State Patrol SUV to replace two older vehicles.

The city council unanimously approved purchasing the 2017 Ford Explorer for $10,500. The Colfax police pick up the SUV on Nov. 30, said Chief Bruce Blood.

The 2005 Ford Crown Victoria patrol car the police are using has electrical problems with the addition of a computer and radio. Mechanically the car is still sound and can be declared surplus and sold to the public.

"It's just getting on its last legs," he said. "Instead of putting more money into it, it sort of popped up that the st...

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