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Killeen Police Department Receiving 231 New Rifles

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(KCEN)—The Killeen Police Department will soon have a lot more firepower at their disposal.

Tuesday night, the Killeen City Council voted unanimously for the purchase of 231 FN-15 rifles. Each rifle, which is similar to the AR-15, costs $875, making for a grand total of $202,125.

For many Council Members, tonight’s vote was a no-brainer.

“Lots of police departments end up in the situation where they’re out gunned by criminals,” said Killeen Mayor Dan Corbin. “We want to make sure our police officers have the equipment that they need.”

Corbin added that tax payers won’t have to pay for the guns. The guns will be paid by a grant from the Justice Department, a State Seizure Account, and trading-in weapons seized by KPD.

Killeen SWAT officers already have high-powered rifles. So these FN-15s will go to regular police officers who patrol the city daily.

“It’s very important that we match force on force with our officers,” said Council Member Jonathan Okray. “They’re there for us so we need to make sure that they are keeping us safe and have the tools to do that.”
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