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The Sierra Vista Police Department put nearly $40,000 of asset forfeiture money from a federal program toward this $277,000 LENCO BearCat Tactical Vehicle. Deputy Chief Adam Thrasher said the budget approved by the city wouldn’t pay for an armored vehicle. (Cronkite News Photo by Emily Mahoney)

The Sierra Vista Police Department put nearly $40,000 of asset forfeiture money from a federal program toward this $277,000 LENCO BearCat Tactical Vehicle. Deputy Chief Adam Thrasher said the budget approved by the city wouldn’t pay for an armored vehicle.