Colo. Police Union Wants 100K-Mile Cars Replaced

January 28, 2016

The union representing officers with the Pueblo (Colo.) Police Department is calling on the department to replace aging vehicles that have crossed 100,000 miles on the odometer, reports the Chieftain.

About 75 of the department's 100 vehicles are older than five years, and 51 of the vehicles have more than 100,000 miles. One 2000 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor has logged 192,617 miles.

"Appearance-wise they're not the world’s greatest, but it's more important that the vehicle runs than that it looks pretty," Sam Ingo, the director of the Fleet Maintenance Department, told the outlet. "These guys bend over backwards to make sure those cars are perfect when they roll out of here. Due to the nature of police work, they get beat-up quite a bit."

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