Limits on surplus military equipment for Sheriff’s Office approved after lots of changes

By , Daily Memphian Updated: January 25, 2021 8:02 PM CT | Published: January 25, 2021 8:02 PM CT

The ordinance allows the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office and Emergency and Homeland Security to acquire some surplus military hardware for protection and natural disasters. But most military hardware offered by the federal government requires a majority vote of the commission.

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Bill Dries

Bill Dries

Bill Dries covers city government and politics. He is a native Memphian and has been a reporter for more than 40 years.


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