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Helicopter Rescue Tech Ernie Zeller hoisting out of Snohawk 10, a Bell UH-1H Huey, during a search and rescue mission
Rangers participate in helicopter bucket training with the New York State Police Aviation Unit
Officer Brett Freeman strikes a pose after landing a sheriff’s office helicopter in Viera, Florida
The King County Sheriff’s Office helicopter monitored two suspects who went on a carjacking spree, giving the Kent Police Department probable cause to initiate a pursuit
“This incident demonstrates the immense value of Falcon 30 and our flight crew to the Placer County region,” the Placer County Sheriff’s Office stated. “The three individuals were located and rescued in less than two hours”
Two medics rescued the driver, who was hoisted into the helicopter and flown to a fire station to be taken to a hospital in an ambulance, Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office said
The audit found that the program costs the city about $46 million per year and that many logged flight hours were not flights “of the highest priority”
“We’ve got a full complement now of patrol helicopters and that should last us a long time,” Sheriff Kelly Martinez said
“We can’t stress enough how dangerous it is to point lasers at any aircraft,” Lt. Mike Shaw said. “We will continue to track down those who do this in order to keep our pilots safe”
Jason Dingler was captured on video stealing a handgun, a pickup truck and beer before leading police on an 11-mile pursuit