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EDITORIAL: City police ups firepower – and about time

Charlottetown Coun. Bob Doiron must be feeling somewhat satisfied today. It took two years or more, but the city’s police department is now on a level playing field with other police forces across the province. Santa Claus delivered over the Christmas holidays.

A year ago Coun. Doiron went public about the need for city police to be armed with high-powered carbine rifles. He was getting frustrated. More than a year before he raised the issue at the Jan. 2016 council meeting, he was lobbying to have every police vehicle equipped with long-range rifles.

January 12, 2017  By Tom Rataj

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