Nebraska state troopers say radio problems too risky
A Nebraska state trooper reaches through shattered glass at the scene of a 14-hour standoff last June in Alliance, Neb. Radio communications failed during the standoff, in which a gunman shot and wounded three officers and a hostage.
Posted: Monday, March 25, 2013 12:00 am
LINCOLN — State lawmakers pledged Monday to get to the bottom of failures and other problems plaguing a new statewide emergency radio system.
The state spent $17.3 million to develop a system that has improved radio coverage, but in the past year it failed in three confrontations involving injuries to troopers and deputies. Radio communications also were a problem for crews battling wildfires in northern Nebraska last summer.
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Monday, March 25, 2013 12:00 am.