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New Sharpsburg police cars hit the streets

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SHARPSBURG - Two new police vehicles are hitting the street thanks to a grant and loan package from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's rural development office.

The town of Sharpsburg took possession of a Ford Explorer SUV and a Ford Taurus sedan on Friday. The vehicles resemble their consumer-car counterparts but feature the Ford Interceptor law enforcement equipment package.

"The new cars will provide more effective law enforcement operations more economically to our citizens, and will also expand the (Sharpsburg Police) Department's mission capabilities," Town Administrator Blake Proctor said in a news release.

Sharpsburg purchased the police cars with the assistance of a $70,000 USDA Rural Development grant/loan package, Proctor said.

For more information on rural programs, visit a USDA Rural Development office or go to www.rd.usda.gov/nc.

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