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The original intention of this blog was to help promote my handcrafted jewelry and beading supplies. However, I believe I lead an interesting life (which Dave gets a lot of credit for), so you will often find ramblings about things other than beads and jewelry! Hope you enjoy reading about it as much as I enjoy living it!!!

Monday, February 22, 2010

I Think I Found My Calling...LOL

Every year our local high school holds a fundraiser that includes a barbecque, car show and silent auction. Although we don't have any kids, we try to attend each year. After browsing the cars, we wandered over to the Palm Beach Sheriff's office display. They had two of their SWAT vehicles there. The first was their new multi-level assault van. This thing was tough (sorry...no pics...we only had the cell phone and the memory was full). This van actually had a ramp off the top of it that would allow the officers to enter buildings, homes, etc from 2nd and 3rd story windows or balconies. The other was their bullet-proof, bomb-proof, everything proof assault vehicle. The door alone weighed 800 pounds. The officer explained the vehicle cost $250,000 but the taxpayers didn't have to contribute a dime because it was paid for with money seized in drug raids. We were actually allowed inside this one. As you can see from the pictures, the officer manning the display and Dave thought it would be a good idea to dress me up in all the gear. I couldn't believe how heavy the helmet was...it must have weighed at least 15 pounds...seriously! I've always thought about a career in law enforcement, just never pursued it. Hhmmmmm.....

1 comment:

  1. Whoa! That is some heavy duty machinery :) Goodness, they got you all set to go huh! You are brave to even consider that line of work.