Wylie is, according to the city's official website, an idyllic place to live. "Why Wylie?" it asks before answering its own question with a series of exclamations: "Historic Downtown!" "Woodbridge Golf Club!" "Community Events!" "Summer Fun!"
Dallas County's MRAP, which deputies drove here from Fort Hood last fall.
What the homepage doesn't mention is that Wylie apparently has a serious enough crime problem to require the use of a "mine-resistant, ambush protected" military vehicle designed for use in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The city inherited the vehicle free of charge from the U.S. government which, with its two protracted foreign wars basically over, has been reducing its vast surplus of military vehicles by giving them away to local police departments.More »