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Marathon Co. awaits new "bomb car"

 By Anna Carrera - bio | email | Twitter | Facebook

MARATHON COUNTY (WAOW) -- After talking about it for decades, Marathon County is one step closer to adding an armored truck to their arsenal of equipment.

Marathon County currently borrows a bomb truck from Oneida County when they need one. Marathon County officials said they want their own to use as a mobile command center for any major incidents.

There are just six bomb units in the entire state. Leaders say having their own special truck will save valuable time.

"To me, this would be the perfect alternative because it's mobile to whatever the outage is or the need is, you can send the unit," said Marathon County Sheriff Randy Hoenisch.

Since the county won a $300,000 federal grant, they said no tax dollars will be used to fund the truck. The sheriff said he hopes the truck will be ready by early next year.

Online Reporter: Anna Carrera

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