I to have mixed emotions about the BearCat obtained by Davis County (March 7 news article, " Mean Machine"). They are needed. I wish they weren't needed, and I sure hope Weber County has one. How soon we forget; does anyone remember the February 1997 shoot out in Hollywood, Calif. between two heavily armed gunmen and the police? The police were far outgunned and eventually had to get weapons from a local gun dealer just to have equal fire power. These gunmen weren't shooting at police cars, they were shooting through them.
The biggest danger we face is when the "bad guys" are better armed than the "good guys." If police officers feel they need one, I think they deserve one.