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Ford trucks will join this Chevy in the Sheriff's Department fleet. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

Deputies to patrol in pickups

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The Hubbard County Sheriff's Department will soon resemble most area motorists, drivers of pickup trucks.

The county board approved the purchase Wednesday of two pickups and a new squad car.

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Sheriff Cory Aukes said with the winters the region has seen lately, "four-wheel drives are invaluable."

On numerous occasions last winter, Aukes said squad cars and deputies behind the wheel had to be rescued by larger departmental vehicles in heavy snow.

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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
(218) 732-3364
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