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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
June 13, 2014
Ga. man arrested after shooting airborne police helicopter

Ga. man arrested after shooting airborne police helicopter

The incident happened Wednesday as the helicopter was patrolling as part of the Georgia Governor's Marijuana Eradication Task Force - Full Story
June 09, 2014

Calif. police ask for funds to double helicopter's air time

Department is asking the City Council to set aside $397K to double the amount of time helicopter can spend patrolling Oakland - Full Story
June 09, 2014
Ariz. police helicopter crashes, pilots OK

Ariz. police helicopter crashes, pilots OK

In the 15 seconds between complete engine failure and hitting the ground, officers were able to locate a field and make a hard landing - Full Story
January 13, 2014

Video: Mass. cop in Coast Guard makes shocking return home

Sgt Craig Bailey surprised his sons at school after stripping off his disguise; he was in Cuba for the last eight months - Full Story



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