Sheriff Gerald Antinoro is pictured here taking delivery of a brand new Ford Police Interceptor on Friday, June 23rd. This vehicle is the newest addition to the fleet of patrol vehicles that keep the community safe.
The Interceptor is becoming the new vehicle of choice and this one is particularly special. Sheriff Antinoro contracted with Nate and Ginger Dondero of Black Point LLC in Gardnerville to outfit the vehicle with the light and interior protection packages that are required but not installed at the factory.
Knowing the National Sheriff’s Association was having a convention in Reno, Sheriff Antinoro and Black Point reached out to TOMAR, manufacturer of state of the art LED lighting systems. TOMAR donated their top of the line Scorpion lighting package and covered the installation of the system in exchange for allowing the decked out vehicle to be a demonstrator at the show.
“We were able to get the best lighting system available on the market at no charge because of a great relationship with our installer and the lighting vendor TOMAR (check them out on the web here). Storey County and TOMAR are on display to Sheriffs across the nation and we couldn’t be more happy to have this $ 10,000 “envelope of safety” for our officers and the public.” explained Sheriff Antinoro.
The Storey Teller had an opportunity to check out the lighting package and it is truly impressive. The visibility and flexibility of the system allows for maximum vehicle safety while stopped on the side of the road. It also provides such features as vehicle side spotlighting and rear lighting while the rear deck is open.
“The installation took about 5 days and we were happy to help get the best system money can buy for The Storey County Sheriff’s Office donated by TOMAR” Nate Dondero told The Teller.
We are looking forward to seeing this vehicle on patrol in Storey County in the coming years.
Thinking ahead to the next election, I can just see the headlines from Sheriff Antinoro’s opposition – STOREY COUNTY SHERIFF GETS LIT!