- Associated Press - Friday, February 19, 2016

BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. (AP) - The Hancock County Board of Supervisors is following a recent grand jury’s recommendation that the county sheriff’s office replace its aging fleet of patrol vehicles.

On Tuesday, The Sun Herald reports (https://bit.ly/1VrDFXc) supervisors authorized the sheriff’s office to buy five used patrol cars, piggybacking on a January measure that approved the purchase of six new vehicles.

Board President Blaine Lafontaine said the 11 vehicles will cost about $150,000 total, which will be paid through the sheriff’s allotted gaming fund.

Sheriff Ricky Adam said most of his patrol vehicles have high mileage and are about 10 years old.

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