Going forward, Konczos said he hoped the department would continue its investigation and ultimately decide that safety vehicles can play a role in keeping officers out of harmís way.
He did concede it might be an uphill battle. With the sequester set to hit Friday, the Capitol Police will be consumed with budget cuts and maintaining campus security with limited resources. It might mean that the return of safety vehicles would not even be financially or logistically feasible.
Following the speeches from elected officials, the crowd stands at long tables as they dig into BBQ, brunswick stew, cadillac rice at the Law Enforcement Cookout at Wayne Dasher's pond house in Glennville, Ga., on Thursday, April 17, 2014.