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Cochise County Sheriff’s Office gets helicopter

SIERRA VISTA, Ariz. — The Cochise County Sheriff’s Office is leasing its
first-ever helicopter.

The Sierra Vista Herald reports that the Bell 406 L4
helicopter will help expanded law enforcement and emergency response
capabilities for the sheriff’s office and the Sierra Vista Police Department.

Arizona Department of Public Safety and U.S. Border Patrol have often made
their helicopters available to their law enforcement colleagues, but those
agencies are sometimes off on other missions when their aircraft are needed.

The cost of the program, including the lease, fuel and training costs, comes to
about $1.5 million and is completely covered a foundation that has also provided
funds for an aerial drone, a new shooting range and set of 120 handguns for the
sheriff’s office.


Information from: Sierra Vista Herald,


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