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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.

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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.

Omaha Police Helo Makes Emergency Landing After Mechanical Failure

Around 7:30 a.m., pilots took emergency action designating a safe landing spot in an open field northwest of the Omaha North Airport.

Helicopter Used in Daring Police Rescue Lands in Law Enforcement Museum

A U.S. Park Police helicopter used to save five people after an plane crashed into the freezing Potomac River in 1982 has been saved from the scrap heap and will be preserved in the National Law Enforcement Museum soon to open in Washington, D.C. More Here.

Video: Helicopter Used in Daring Police Rescue Lands in Law Enforcement Museum

A U.S. Park Police helicopter used to save five people after a plane crashed into the freezing Potomac River in 1982 has been saved from the scrap heap and will be preserved in the National Law Enforcement Museum soon to open in Washington, D.C.

No Distress Call in Helicopter Crash That Killed 2 Virginia Troopers

There was no distress call, according to federal safety investigators looking into what caused a helicopter crash that killed two Virginia State Police officers as they were conducting surveillance work during the white nationalists' rally in Charlottesville on Saturday.

2 Virginia State Police Officers Killed in Helicopter Crash

In a statement, Virginia State Police said the helicopter was "assisting public safety resources with the ongoing situation" before falling into a wooded area, in Albemarle County, where Charlottesville is located.

How To Work With Aviation Units

There is no substitute for some type of aircraft in the air to support your operations. It's imperative that the coordination between ground units and flight crews be seamless and problem free. But this is easier said than done.

Phoenix Police to Cut Aviation Budget

Audit of the Phoenix Police Aviation Unit shows they can function with less aircraft, saving the city over $3 million.

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