Minnesota Sheriff’s Office using drones to save lives

Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird. … It’s a plane! … It’s a drone?

Yes, the Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office is using “unmanned aerial vehicles,” more commonly known as drones, in ways that may be surprising and — in some cases — also save lives.

Drones were originally used in military applications in situations deemed too dangerous for humans, but they are growing in popularity and deployed for other purposes such as policing, surveillance, product deliveries and aerial photography, just to name a few …


Wadena (MN) Pioneer-Journal | Jan. 27, 2019

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