Aberdeen Police handled a technical issue with their Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle in style this morning. Lieutenant Kevin Darst sent this photo of their MRAP at a nearby school zone.

He explained that the Crisis Response Unit’s(CRU) MRAP was en route to the Emerson Elementary School in Hoquiam to display the huge vehicle when it suffered a mechanical problem. Detective Perkinson is the designated operator of APD’s Crisis Response Unit’s(CRU) MRAP. He was driving to the elementary to allow kids to view and talk to the operators about the vehicles they might see around the Harbor.

Darst said, “Unfortunately, while on the way, they experienced a minor mechanical issue and had to stop along the side of the road near one of our school zones.”

The MRAP was very visible and made for a much safer school zone this morning as the speeds were estimated at less than posted speeds. It also made for a humorous photo opportunity.

Darst adds, “Thank you to all the drivers this morning that obeyed the speed limit and made it a safer school zone. We will hopefully be rescheduling the event with Emerson School for the kids.”