Until the early 1980's, law enforcement agencies in the state of San Andreas primarily used red for their emergency lighting, with few exceptions. By the early to mid 1990's, all but one agency had made the switch to red and blue lighting. That one agency was the Blaine County Sheriff's Office.
Sheriff H.R. Jakowski served Blaine County from 1979 to 2013, and he believed in a conservative approach to policing. As such, the vehicles used by the department during that time reflected that idea, and remained tradition based. For the entirety of Jakowski's tenure, the paint scheme on BCSO vehicles had remained fundamentally unchanged. It was a minimalist, but effective scheme without any frills that took cues from Blaine County's flag. As well, the traditional solid red lighting remained a staple of BCSO patrol cars well into the 2010's.
However, the days of the old school cool are numbered in Blaine County. With the election of Sheriff J.T. Philips in 2013, the department has taken a more modern, progressive stance, employing new tactics and restructuring many parts of the department from the ground up. The red, white and blue cars of the Jakowski era are beginning to fade into history as new cars, equipped with modern red and blue LED lighting are ushered in. This Crown Victoria pictured above is closing in on 110,000 miles on its odometer, and will likely be retired by the end of the year. And while the iconic red lighting of the Jakowski years will go with it, Blaine County residents are sure to remember the many hours it served them well.
Livery by @iansonwheels, model by @t0y. Both currently unreleased.