01/05/13 156 W, 1 I - + 6 - 2 1991 Chevy/Frontline Rescue as Police Unit

Here's something you don't see every day, a former Raleigh rescue truck as a special police unit. This 1991 Chevy/Frontline rescue truck was disposed to the police department in 2000, after it was replaced by one of two 1999 Freightliner/MedicMaster "heavy ambulances." It originally served as Rescue 7, Rescue 21, and Rescue 19. Was used by the SEU, if memory serves. For those keeping score at home, it's the second ex-rescue to serve as such. First was a 1975 Chevy/Murphy ambulance and, coincidentally, also a former Rescue 7.

Photo by myself, taken along with other RPD special units when they were parked at the old ball field (e.g. Public Works facility) on West Street. (Now they're all indoors, inside a big building near Wake Forest Road and Six Forks Road.) That was probably around 2002. We've been overdue for a better scan of this print, and here it is. Click to enlarge:

Probably one of the only police units in the state with a Q.
GFD - 01/05/13 - 23:18

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