EUREKA, Ca. (KIEM) – The Humboldt County Sheriffs Office says their more prepared to handle very dangerous situations. Sheriff William Honsal says this ballistic engineered armored response vehicle or BearCat, is a game changer for the county. If there is any life-threatening situation, for example an active shooter with hostages. Deputies now have a safe way to get right to the door and de-escalate the situation.
The BearCat will be at various community events. Because the sheriff’s department wants the public to know they have another way to protect the community.