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California Police Department Gets New Helicopter

The Stockton Police Department recently announced the acquisition of a brand new helicopter to assist officers from above.

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California Man Charged With Pointing Laser at Police Helicopter

Ronnie Ruben Kaplan Jr. became the subject of an investigation after police traced the source of the laser to a home.

Video: Winnipeg Police Helicopter Crew Help Nab Suspect Trying to Hide Weapons

According to CBC News, an agency helicopter crew was above and observing when a subject reached out of an upstairs window and placed several weapons on the roof of a first-floor section of the house.

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.

California Helicopter Crew Safely Makes Emergency Landing

"The helicopter was being flown by a 10-year veteran pilot and his co-pilot. As they were flying, they experienced a major mechanical failure and radioed to John Wayne Airport to request permission for an emergency landing."

Video: CHP Helicopter Lands in Lot Full of Semi-Trailers to Assist in Arrest

During a struggle between the suspect and two arresting officers, the CHP helicopter landed in between rows of semi-trailers to assist. Two CHP personnel exited the helicopter and assisted in taking the suspect into custody without further incident.

Video: CHP Helicopter Rescues 2 Hikers from Yosemite Crevasse

Late last week, the California Highway Patrol Air Unit was called upon to help locate and rescue two hikers at Yosemite National Park. The agency posted video footage to its Facebook page of the ensuing operation.

CHP Helicopter Transports Wounded K-9 to Medical Center for Treatment

The California Highway Patrol posted on Facebook that it was called upon to help in the search for an attempted murder and arson suspect in the City of Vacaville. During the search, an officer was involved in a shooting with the subject, who then reportedly stabbed a K-9 with the Fairfield (CA) Police Department.

Bell Delivers First Law Enforcement Configured Bell 505 Jet Ranger X to Sacramento PD

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company, announced the delivery of the first law enforcement-configured Bell 505 Jet Ranger X to the Sacramento (CA) Police Department.

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Retired Georgia Officer Dies in Narcotics Task Force Helicopter Crash

David Hall had been piloting the Bell OH-58 Kiowa helicopter that served the Columbus-based Metro Narcotics Task Force that went down in Lake Mitchell on Friday.