There's no doubt about it.

If you follow the news, you know our law enforcement personnel face increasingly dangerous situations as criminals become more brazen and well equipped to cause a lot of damage and personal injury.

Mass shootings, bombings, and other emergency situations have resulted in responses from special police tactical teams that are heavily armed as they attempt to secure the situation and protect lives.

While people want to feel secure, people are curious as to why Maine's law enforcement agencies need mine resistant, armored personnel carriers like the ones that have been distributed lately to local law enforcement agencies across the country by the Pentagon.

Oxford County Commissioners the latest to accept one of these vehicles for the Sheriff's Department.