I found out yesterday that my backup patrol vehicle is going to the auction block. The vehicle is a '92/'94 Blazer. When it was new, it was a K-9 vehicle, then once the department started upgrading, it became the "Blizzard Buggy." Since I started, I sort of claimed it for myself when the weather got bad. This thing still has the old, "the department spent a grand total of $5 on graphics," has a 1967-ish radar unit that sort of works, a lightbar and a radio that I think still has vacuum tubes. Best part about it is that the department bought a set of cheap mud terrains for it. This thing can go. It's slower than two old people screwing, but when the weather got bad or I needed to go somewhere I'd refuse to take the Crown Vic (which isn't very any places ), I could depend on this beast. Since we started buying new patrol units about a year ago, the department is trying keep mileage at 80K miles so we're not using beat up equipment. The Blazer is gonna be sold. But I guess I shouldn't worry, because the undersheriff is getting a new Expedition and his old one is going to be the new "Blizzard Buggy." I don't know about you, but it's gonna take me awhile to say goodbye to a casual aquaintance.