Starke Co. Sheriff's Office drone program already providing benefits

The Starke County Sheriff’s Office recently received a grant for a start up for a drone program.


Deputy Skip Tomasco is the commander for the program.  He says the Starke County Community Foundation played a key part in funding the effort.



Deputy Tomasco says accident reconstruction will be the drone’s primary role.



He notes officer safety during a recent hostage situation also showed the drone’s value.



The drone also offers thermal and heat searching capability.




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