Sheriffs Report Replay (Audio, Pics)

Friday, September 6th, 2013 at 8:12 am

On Thursday, Pine County Sheriff Robin Cole was back in for his regular report. He also told the people of Pine County about a new piece of equipment the country received. Segment one discusses the vehicle in the pictures, and News Director Jesse Logan asks Sheriff Cole why the county would ever need such a machine.

Segment 1

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Segment 2

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Segment 3

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10 Comments

  1. ArmyVet 09/6/13 at 9:13am

    What? No tanks??? Well maybe they can mount some machine guns on it!! Hope they can get some drones WITH missiles! Gotta love the Militarization of our law enforcement!!

  2. jesse 09/6/13 at 10:02am

    I tend to agree with your concerns ArmyVet… listen to the first segment on the replay above, and you’ll hear the line of questioning I had for the Sheriff on this very topic.

  3. jj 09/6/13 at 10:09pm

    have to aggree. i do trust cole but i worry about others that may come along.

  4. PineCtyGirl 09/9/13 at 6:09am

    I heard there was a bomb threat to the court house last week. And the Pine County employees in those buildings were last to find out. And the old courthouse, now Pine Government Center, wasn’t even checked for the bomb. Only the brand new hardly used court house where Cole is was searched. Any response to this??? How is this man still liked by the public. Open your eyes to the disaster that could have happened. Very scary thought of him not keeping all the employees safe. How can he protect the public?

  5. chris 09/9/13 at 1:47pm

    You will like it better when martial law comes into play

  6. PC Girl 09/12/13 at 12:56pm

    Oh dear Chris, I do feel sorry for you and your delusions. Stop listening the the extreme right propagandists! We are more in danger of losing our freedoms with this egotistical sheriff we have right now. Talk about Martial law, he thinks he is martial law.

  7. Concerned in PC 09/12/13 at 4:06pm

    This is absolutely crazy. Yes it was given to the county, but can you imagine the cost to maintain this vehicle. Especially since he (Cole) just stated the past vehicle, which isn’t even comparable with this one, was only used a couple a times. I know that is costs a lot of money to let vehicles sit around til your ready to use them. Also, I doubt that the sheriff dept is going to let this vehicle sit outside in the lot. Can one imagine the building needed to store this. Not going to just fit into a garage somewhere. This guy is way over the top and if this isn’t his ticket NOT to have a job soon, I don’t know what is.

  8. PC Girl 09/16/13 at 3:12pm

    So, he’s not going to taking any guns from anybody??… is that including felons?

  9. tony 09/21/13 at 12:23am

    why on earth do we need this kind of equipment for our county ???? this thing is worthless!!!! lets spend our money where we need it like the K-9 unit they help us alot more then the tonka truck will !!!! Looks like cole wants to spend big money to make him look big !!!! this is MINNESOTA not IRAQ

  10. jesse 09/21/13 at 8:15am

    Just a clarification Tony, the equipment was given to the sheriff’s department and it only cost a couple thousand dollars to transport it here. Listen to the report and things will be clearer. I understand the public’s concern – I was concerned… the militarization of our local police force is something all freedom loving Americans should be watching closely. I asked the sheriff about this very thing in the report.

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