JPFreek: Tell us about your custom posse buggy . . .and does Maricopa County have a red phone that rings to your shop?
Hunter: The War Wagon has a long story. But, like most things, it just developed over time. I started this buggy back in the Summer of ‘05, but it was just a personal project for a family sized buggy, not anything related to the sheriff’s office; no lights, radios, any of that. In the Fall of ‘06 I got back on the posse after a few years off and my knowledge as a seasoned off-road enthusiast came into play more and more. We have a lot of dirt around here: the lakes, Salt River, Gila River, and open desert beyond the city limits. Where ever the Sheriff’s Office needs help out in the bushes, they call me. And no, it’s not a red phone. (laughs)
From there I started to use the buggy on lake patrol, a little search and rescue. We got the logo panels made, added the lights, radios, rifle mounts and bunch of extra gear for what ever the occasion. On average we use about 2 times a month or more depending on the
season. Just my way of trying to make a little difference in the world. I want the trails to stay open so my son can take his kids the places I took him.
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