Lyons police officially put their newest patrol vehicle, a 2012 Chevrolet Tahoe, into service last week.

Lyons police officially put their newest patrol vehicle, a 2012 Chevrolet Tahoe, into service last week.  

The vehicle was purchased with a Department of Justice Edward R. Byrne JAG grant. The majority of the lights ad safety equipment was purchased through a gift from Empire Merchants, a local company located on Dunn Road in the Village. The vehicle features the latest technology in data transmission using IP based dispatch communication.
 
“This is our second Tahoe,” Chief Richard Bogan said. “The SUV type vehicle seems well suited for the unique terrain of the Village of Lyons and allows officers to carry extra emergency response equipment. We were fortunate to obtaining funding from the Department of Justice and Empire Merchants to enhance the patrol capabilities of our officers. I would like to personally thank one of our Officers, Sergeant Jeremiah Dresser, who took this project under his wing. He wrote spec sheets for New York state bid, submitted grant reports to the Department of Justice, ordered safety, emergency response and communication equipment to outfit the new vehicle and then actually ran wire and turned wrenches to make this happen.”
 
The Edward Byrne grant is a memorial fund administered by the Department of Justice in honor of a 22-year-old New York City police officer who, in 1988, was assassinated in Queens while on duty in his police cruiser. The stated purpose of the fund is to enhance officer safety via equipment, technology and training.