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San Diego County Sheriff’s Department and San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department take delivery of Bell 412EPX helicopters for emergency response assistance
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
Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Lewis Johnson will be sharing the story of his rescue by the air team at a banquet fundraiser April 20
The Erie County Sheriff’s Office’s helicopter team tracked a group of teenagers fleeing from Buffalo police officers in a stolen vehicle
The man had fallen 50 to 60 feet from a trail in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office said
San Bernardino sheriff’s deputies were attempting to protect other officers when they shot and killed a teen girl who had been kidnapped by her father, a heavily-armed murder suspect
“We are lucky we did not lose a Dallas officer that day,” Chief Eddie Garcia said. “Whether [the suspect] knew a Dallas police officer was inside that car or not, he fired into an occupied vehicle showing no regard for human life”
A bee removal expert transferred the queen bee to a portable hive and gently vacuumed the rest of the workers, leaving the helicopter bee-free
Video shows the biker weaving through traffic and running red lights during the 90-minute pursuit; he has been charged with fleeing at high speed, reckless driving and possession of a counterfeit license plate
“The fact that a random person might catch a glimpse of your yard...does not make it reasonable for [LEOs] to take to the skies and train high-powered optics on the private space right outside your home without a warrant,” the ruling states
The fatal shooting occurred after a DUI suspect fled a traffic stop and fired shots at officers
The governor also announced a $50 million investment into police equipment, including license plate readers, drones and helicopters to fight auto theft
“We have eyes on him coming down the tower,” a deputy with the aviation unit says in the video. “He’s probably about three-quarters of the way up”
“I mean, if you want to get someone over here, now would be a great time,” a helicopter crew officer told officers on the ground as the suspect stopped in a highway median
In a Feb. 27 presentation to the L.A. Police Commission, Cmdr. Shannon Paulson said that the audit showed a “fundamental lack of understanding” about how the aircraft help identify and catch crime suspects
“Their quick action saved the day, turning a potential tragedy into a hopeful reunion,” Sheriff Chad Chronister said. “Their dedication shows what service and protection are all about here at the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office”
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 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”
The helicopter crew has dealt with Robert Moni’s complaints before, but he was arrested when his threats turned even more violent
Jason Dingler was captured on video stealing a handgun, a pickup truck and beer before leading police on an 11-mile pursuit
The exact cause of the crash is unknown, but the helicopter fell out of the sky after an in-flight fire, killing a Broward Sheriff’s Fire Rescue captain and civilian
A Broward County Sheriff’s Office fire rescue helicopter crashed into a structure shortly after takeoff
The state’s “Blood on Board” program has delivered whole blood to 23 patients across the state since its start in May
Report: The Charleston County Sheriff’s Office helicopter was missing a bolt that should have been reinstalled during maintenance about six weeks earlier
The boy’s parents said they were shocked at how much ground their son covered, estimating he traveled about a mile with a good portion of that in a creek