Oglesby City Council approves purchase of new truck for police department

Oglesby Police Department – Trident Office – Studstill Media File Photo

OGLESBY – The Oglesby City Council on Monday approved the purchase of a new truck for the police department.  The vehicle will be paid for with funds from the Tri-County Drug Enforcement Narcotics Team, or TRI-Dent, with the expenses for outfitting the truck for police duty covered by the city.  On December 29th a Michigan man involved in a shootout with police allegedly damaged an Oglesby squad car, and the city was informed that because of that incident, the vehicle would be sequestered during the investigation.