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June 06, 2015

Border Patrol helicopter fired upon, forced to land

Out of five shots believed to have been fired at the helicopter, two are confirmed to have hit their target - Full Story
June 03, 2015
FBI behind mysterious surveillance aircraft over US cities

FBI behind mysterious surveillance aircraft over US cities

FBI said the flights are used for specific, ongoing investigations - Full Story
June 02, 2015

Trending Topics: When cops respond to water disasters

By PoliceOne Staff The recent floods in Texas and Oklahoma underscore the danger cops face when responding... - Full Story
May 17, 2015
Vegas captain gets job back after giving copter ride to rock star

Vegas captain gets job back after giving copter ride to rock star

Former police captain who resigned rather than be demoted for helping a guitarist use PD's copter for a wedding proposal is poised to get his job back - Full Story
March 17, 2015

NYC man charged with pointing laser at police helicopter

Federal authorities said pilots on board NYPD helicopter managed to pinpoint a particular Bronx apartment where they believed the laser had originated - Full Story
March 11, 2015
Man denies pointing laser that hurt pilots' eyes in police copter

Man denies pointing laser that hurt pilots' eyes in police copter

A New York City man "vehemently denies" pointing a laser that injured the eyes of several pilots, including two in a police helicopter - Full Story
February 19, 2015
Fla. cops save autistic boy's birthday after no one shows up

Fla. cops save autistic boy's birthday after no one shows up

Police reached out to a boy and his mother after a post on social media caught the attention of the local community - Full Story
February 09, 2015
Sniper kills Austin man who opened fire on police helicopter

Sniper kills Austin man who opened fire on police helicopter

27-year-old Sawyer Flache opened fire on the helicopter as it arrived – resulting in a 30 minute standoff - Full Story
January 02, 2015

Calif. harbor patrol officer killed in Catalina storm

Tim Mitchell was fighting to protect residents and save boats during the storm when he attempted to jump to shore - Full Story
July 08, 2014

Drone forces NYPD chopper off course

Police have arrested two people for operating a drone that came within 800 feet of a police helicopter - Full Story



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