County going airborne to fight crime, save lives

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By Kayla Vaughn

The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is awaiting two new high-tech tools – infrared-equipped drones that can spot a suspect hiding in the dark or an unconscious missing person in thick woods.
The drones will cost about $27,000 total, with extra attachments and batteries included.
“We’ve been talking about getting one for years, but we just haven’t been able to afford it,” said Sheriff Barry Faile. “This year we had money left over in our budget used to purchase patrol cars, but not quite enough to buy a car.

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