Lee County Sheriff's Office receives over $250,000 in equipment

The Lee County Sheriff's Office has recieved emergency equipment and vehicles valued at $271,000 from the Law Enforcement Support Office program at no cost.

Officials say after applying for the LESO equipement, they were thankful to receive two service vehicles, a structured truck and a box truck.

The box truck, received about a week ago according to officials, is valued at $161,000 and has already been used this past week for the manhunt of Bobby Smith. Officials add that they also plan to use the vehicle for a portable command office which will save them time from going back and forth to the office.

The structured truck is valued at $110,000 and officials say they received it about two months ago. They plan to use it for pulling and transferring equipment, natural disasters, locating lost persons and parades.

At least one of the new vehicles will be showcased in the upcoming Lee County Christmas parade.