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Pierce County’s new ‘eye in the sky’; latest crime-fighting tool takes flight
The Pierce County Sheriff’s Office has a new crime fighting tool -- a technologically advanced eye in the sky. “It’s got the newest avionics, the newest generation of the F.L.I.R system-forward looking infrared," tactical flight officer Roger Ward said. “We do some patrol assists. We do some surveillance for the special operations unit. We do flights for the SWAT team pre-raid, so we can get photographs of locations for them, for their entry team so they know what they’re getting into.”