Shawnee police make department’s 1st use of drones in suspect search

Shawnee police say the search for an armed assault suspect Monday marked the first time the department has ever used an aerial drone to look for anyone.
…the technology was new to them, but they thought it was a good opportunity to put the device to the test.

Officials said they made the decision based on the fact that a helicopter was not immediately available, the suspect was in a sparsely populated area and because the search was going on near a school.

(Read more: Local News)

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