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Michigan State Police Helicopter Fired On, Suspect Killed by Troopers on Ground
The aviation unit known as Trooper 2 notified police dispatchers at about 7:30 p.m. that the helicopter was being targeted by a green laser being shined from the second story of an abandoned home.
January 25, 2023
New Mexico State Police Rescue Boy Scouts Trapped by Flash Flood
The State Police helicopter had no place to land and with the fast-rising river, so they sent crews down and harnessed the kids up hoisting them into the hovering chopper.
October 17, 2022
Ohio Sheriff Grounds Helicopters, Replaces Them with Drones
“The drones are a fraction of the cost of a helicopter,” Sheriff Charmaine McGuffey told Hamilton County commissioners at a meeting last week.
October 12, 2022
Maryland State Police Use Helicopter to Rescue Injured Hunter
Just after 8:00 AM, Howard County Fire and Rescue and State Police responded to the Cascade Falls Trail in Ellicott City for a hunter who had fallen about 20 to 30 feet from a tree stand.
October 11, 2022
Aerial Speed Enforcement Upgrades
“So far, every county that we've been in, no one's turned us down. Everyone has felt very confident in the way the system works and our ability to deploy it. Every county has given us the green light."
September 21, 2022
OR Police Plane Records Video of Shooting from Overhead, Directs Responding Units
“I’ve got two shooters in sight, I’m going to stay with them,” the pilot tells ground units as he continues to track the suspected gunmen.
August 8, 2022
GA State Patrol Presents Wings to First Female Pilot
This week TFC Haley Jo Lucas became the Georgia State Patrol (GSP) Aviation Division’s first female pilot in the history of the agency.
August 5, 2022
Georgia Officers Rescue Kidnapped Child
An Atlanta officer jumped out of his patrol with his gun drawn, ran up to the driver's side window, and demanded the suspect get out of the car, the video shows.
April 7, 2022
Louisiana Officers Find Missing Baby in a Field
A spokesperson for the Baton Rouge Fire Department said the child’s mother went to a fire station on Tuesday, March 15, and had to be taken to the hospital.
March 18, 2022
SHOT Show 2022: Revision Announces New Laser Eye Protection Designed for Aviators
The CALI (Commercial Aviation Low Intensity) solution was developed by AFRL in collaboration with Revision Military and successfully tested and evaluated by Washington State Patrol pilots.
January 19, 2022
TX Firefighter Suspended for Mooning Police Helicopter
The incident took place April 29 while the firefighter was on-duty and in full uniform. Pictures were taken and later distributed to other people, suspension records show.
December 31, 2020
NC Highway Patrol Copter Crashes in Raleigh, No Injuries Reported
North Carolina State Highway Patrol officials said a helicopter belonging to their agency crashed near the agency's training center in Raleigh Sunday afternoon.
November 9, 2020
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