Sheriff's Department purchases helicopter

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For the first time ever, the Pima County Sheriff's Department has purchased a helicopter to help fight crime, making it the second aerial weapon they have in their arsenal.

Raven One isn't operational yet, and a pilot has yet to be found. In the meantime, the Department is constructing another plane, Survey Two. That plane should be operational in another month. Money for all three aircraft came from federal funds and seized narcotic and vehicle funds.