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 harm’s 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.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.