Date of Release: June 5, 2007
Time of Release: 10:00 a.m.
This yearís tornadoes left many Orlando Communities
devastated and in dire need of special assistance. The Orlando Police
Departmentís Special Operations Division Motors Unit assisted DaimlerChrysler
with security and transportation of food, supplies and cash donations to local
To show their appreciation and continued support, DaimlerChrysler Corporation
and local Orlando Dodge dealerships donated a new 2007 Dodge Ram, valued at
approximately $40,000 to the Orlando Police Department. The Orlando Police
Department accepted a new Dodge Ram pickup truck on Wednesday May 30, 2007.
The truck will be used mainly to assist the Orlando Police Departmentís Special
Operations Division with the movement of large trailers, motorcycles and other
heavy equipment. The truck will be particularly helpful in events of severe
weather such as hurricanes and tornadoes. The new Ram has already been utilized
to transport Police Department personnel and equipment to Washington, DC for The
National Law Enforcement Officerís Memorial.
The donated truck will be a great asset to the Orlando Police Department and
shows an enormous level of support for both the Orlando Police Department and
the Orlando Community.