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This rescue vehicle was made possible only through generous support and contributions from:

 

Rancho Transmission Service

Arrow Truck Bodies & Equipment, Inc.

ComSerCo Communications

Richard Hibbard Chevrolet

Off Road Super Store

Chaffey Auto Body

Federal Signal Showy Display

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In the early 1980s, the United States Air Force acquired 571 of these vehicles from Cadillac-Gage Corporation of Warren, Michigan for $30,532 each. These vehicles were eventually deployed world-wide for use by Air Force Security Police in support of their mission of protecting nuclear weapons in storage, during convoy, and while loaded in weapon systems.

Presently only two Peacekeepers remain in active service with the USAF. The balance of the fleet was either destroyed or transferred to use by civilian police forces. Defense Department regulations strictly restricted resale of such vehicles to only specifically authorized governmental entities.

The City of Montclair “Peacekeeper” was originally deployed in South Dakota. It was re-deployed in service with the United States Border Patrol in Texas. The City of Montclair obtained this vehicle in a non-operable condition from the Border Patrol.

This vehicle is built upon a modified Dodge 1 ¼ ton four wheel drive truck chassis. The body is fabricated from a specially engineered hardened armor plate that encompasses the entire vehicle, including the cabin floor. The estimated value of this vehicle is $45,000.

The official Department of Defense per unit replacement cost for these vehicles is currently listed at $230,720.