WITN  | Greenville, NC  | News, Weather, Sports

Pitt Sheriff's Department Gets Chopper

Would be crooks and criminals beware. The Pitt County Sheriff's Office has a new tool in their crime fighting arsenal.

The Pitt County Sheriff's Office revealed they now have eyes in the sky thanks to a helicopter. Sheriff Mac Manning says his office got the chopper for free from a federal surplus program. Manning plans to fund the helicopter's operating and insurance costs with drug seizure money. The pilots are specially trained volunteers.

The chopper is a 1968 Bell Ranger model.


WITN

275 E. Arlington Blvd. Greenville, NC 27858 252-439-7777
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 8195322 - witn.com/a?a=8195322