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APSA E-Newsletter : 2020 July

July 2020 Airborne Public Safety Association, Inc.
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In This Issue:

APSA to Conduct Conference Courses Online, Registration Open

APSA’s Webinar Series Brings APSCON Classes To Your Screen

APSA’s Remote Pilot-in-Command Courses Available

Sign Up for 25th Annual FLIR Vision Awards; Now Gone Virtual

Tech Talk Tuesdays

Feds Investigating Multiple Protest-Related Laser Strikes

Japan’s National Police Agency Orders Five More Helicopters

Member Online Meeting Groups: Network With Your Peers

Michigan State Police Helicopter Makes Dramatic Swamp Rescue

Video: Helicopter Crew Spots Ontario Woman’s SOS Drawing

Alabama Unit Adding UAS to Assist at Crash Sites, Hunt Fugitives

Share Your Unit’s Mission Success Story & Expertise

Brevard County Aviation Rescues Men Trapped in Swamp

Man Charged With Attempted Murder in Police Helicopter Shooting

Volusia County Sheriff Makes Impressive Bike Week Rescue

Deschutes County Considers Helicopter Purchase

Australia’s Victoria Police Receives First AW139

Botswana’s New Aircraft Delayed by Pandemic

Video: Florida Departments Team for Dramatic Helicopter Rescue

New York State Aviation Helps Save Vermont Hiker

South Dakota Agencies Purchase UAS for Joint Operations

Man Arrested After Firing Shotgun Near HPD Helicopter

APSA Welcomes New Members

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APSA to Conduct Conference Courses Online, Registration Open

2020 07 image1 APSA Online coursesFor 50 years, APSA has been providing one-of-a-kind training for public safety aviators by subject matter experts. And while our in-person meetings have been temporarily suspended, APSA has transitioned five of its in-depth courses presented during APSCON to an online training format. Courses will be conducted over 1, 2 or 3 days via Zoom during July and August, beginning July 20. For more information and to register, click here.

The courses currently being offered are:

Flight Instructor Refresher Course, July 20-21
Presented by Helicopter Institute
Focusing on enhancing the instruction skills of CFIs, this course includes topics on professionalism, CFI intervention, pilot deviations, safety and other topics that are pertinent to the enhancement of training techniques utilized by CFIs.

Aviation Unit Manager Course, August 5-7
Sponsored by Airbus
This course is designed for new and experienced supervisors and managers of public safety aviation units. Instructed by experts in the area of supervision, management and leadership, this course includes topics on how to effectively and efficiently manage an aviation unit including budgeting, grants, safety, aeromedical issues, liability, public aircraft issues, leadership, standard operating procedures, aviation training, resiliency and aviation maintenance.

Safety Management Systems Course, August 19-21
Sponsored by Bell 
The course utilizes information and recommendations from the International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST), Federal Aviation Administration, National Transportation Safety Board, Airborne Public Safety Accreditation Commission, and APSA’s Safety Program Manager. This course is designed for unit managers, safety officers and other personnel that are tasked with designing and implementing SMS within their public safety aviation unit.

Maintenance IA Renewal Course, August 24
Sponsored by RMCI, Inc.
The course includes new topics and training. Instructed by maintenance and aviation experts, this course is an excellent opportunity for maintenance professionals to enhance their knowledge and to renew their IA certificate.

Aviation Safety Officer Course, August 26-28
Sponsored by Baldwin Aviation & Bell
This course is designed to train both new and experienced safety officers. It focuses on the complexities of being a safety officer in the field of public safety aviation and includes topics on risk management, reporting, duties and responsibilities, maintenance, aeronautical decision-making as well as the critical review of aviation accidents and mishaps. Due to the complexity of this course, APSA highly recommends that students have completed the SMS course prior to participating.

Courses are available at both member and non-member rates. If you are not a member, but would like to join our association and secure the member registration rates, visit our membership page.

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APSA’s Webinar Series Brings APSCON Classes To Your Screen

2020 07 image2 Live WebinarsAPSA has worked with its instructors to take many of the classes scheduled for APSCON 2020 and create a Webinar Training Series of live 90-minute webinars for members. These webinars, scheduled to run through November, are offered at no charge as a benefit of membership; however, registration is required. If you know of someone who is not an APSA member and would like to access any of these webinars, they can easily join APSA here.

The upcoming scheduled webinars through September are:

• Friday, July 10 - Response to Incidents Involving Drones: Scott May,    Lexington (KY) Police Department
• Friday, July 17 - Marketing Your Aviation Unit
• Friday, July 24 - Risk Mitigation in the High-Risk Environment: Karl Cotton, Helicopter Institute
• Friday, August 14 - Aircraft Positioning for Tactical Air Operations: Rich Bookbinder, California Highway Patrol (retired)
• Friday, Sept. 11 - Risk Management in the Fire and Rescue Environment: Doug Russell, Washoe County (NV) Sheriff’s Office (retired)
• Friday, Sept. 18 - Public Aircraft Operations: Brian Martin, Maryland State Police
• Friday, Sept. 25 - Airborne Use of Force-Lessons Learned: Mike Peck, Paladin Resources Group, Inc.

These webinars all begin at 1:00 pm EDT and each requires a separate registration. To see the full schedule and register for any or all of the webinars, please visit our website

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APSA’s Remote Pilot-in-Command Courses Available

2020 07 image3 APSA RPIC Courses Available

During these times of restricted travel, the Airborne Public Safety Association is bringing the training you need directly to you by offering our Remote Pilot-in-Command (RPIC) Course online via live webinars. These courses will be conducted for four hours a day over two consecutive weeks on Tuesdays and Thursdays on the following dates:

September 15, 17, 22, 24
November 3, 5, 10, 12

APSA’s RPIC course is designed to provide students with a review of the Federal Aviation Regulations Part 107 Remote Pilot Certification Process and prepare students to pass the FAA Pilot’s Exam. Successful completion requires attendance of all online sessions. In addition, three briefings specific to law enforcement use of UAS are conducted. The course is intended for public safety personnel, both sworn and non-sworn, interested in obtaining their FAA Remote Pilot Certificate.

Registration and more information is available on the APSA website.

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Sign Up for 25th Annual FLIR Vision Awards; Now Gone Virtual

2020 07 image4 25th FLIR Vision Awards Sign upFLIR is proud to recognize state and local law enforcement agencies for their tireless contributions to public safety through the powerful use of tactical airborne thermal imagery. That's why we're continuing our mission to celebrate their outstanding work with the 25th FLIR Vision Awards, but this year, it will be virtually. Sign up for the link to watch the excitement and your chance to win fabulous FLIR prizes during the event happening July 23rd at 7 p.m. (CST). Please join us online for a fun, action-packed virtual event. https://www.flir.com/visionawards 

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Tech Talk Tuesdays

2020 07 image5 tech talk tuesdayAPSA is providing our Corporate Members with the opportunity to promote their products and services directly to our membership through our Tech Talk Tuesday Series. Scheduled to run July 21 through October 27, these 60-minute presentations are being offered at no charge as a benefit of membership; however, registration is required. For a current listing of Tech Talk Tuesday subjects and presenters and/or to register, visit our website. 

If you are not a member, but would like to join our association and access these presentations, visit our Membership page. 

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Feds Investigating Multiple Protest-Related Laser Strikes

2020 07 image6 feds investigate multi protest laser strikesHelicopters and fixed-wing aircraft were lased in at least three cities during the recent protests regarding the death of George Floyd. The incidents, which involved law enforcement and media aircraft, including one operated by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, resulted in at least two arrests in Milwaukee and Windsor, Ontario.

Federal prosecutors in Milwaukee have charged a 38-year-old man with lasing FBI fixed-wing aircraft and a Wisconsin National Guard Black Hawk helicopter. The man faces a single count of aiming a laser at an aircraft. If convicted, he could be sentenced up to five years in prison and be fined $250,000.

In the Windsor incident, Canadian authorities arrested a 22-year-old, charging him with mischief and breaking probation. The man initially tried to flee when confronted by law enforcement on the Canadian side of the border with Detroit. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said its aircraft took repeated laser strikes, which originated in Windsor.

Federal authorities also opened an investigation into the appearance of lasers over Denver, CO, when a newsgathering helicopter was targeted. A Denver Police Department aircraft subsequently investigated the incident and was also struck by the laser. The case was then handed over to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

SOURCE: www.breitbart.com and www.ainonline.com 

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Japan’s National Police Agency Orders Five More Helicopters

2020 07 image7 japans nat police agency orders 5 heliJapan’s National Police Agency (NPA) has ordered one new Airbus H225 and four Airbus H135 helicopters as part of a fleet modernization program. Currently operating 12 H135s, four H155s and six AS365s, with one H215 and two H225s already on order, NPA deploys its growing fleet for law enforcement, personnel and VIP transport, goods transportation, disaster relief, and wide area support. The five new helicopters will complement the agency’s law enforcement capabilities and brings NPA’s Airbus fleet to 30.

The H135 is a light twin-engine helicopter known for its compact build, agility, reliability and versatility. In Japan, H135 operators benefit from the training support offered by Airbus Helicopters’ Kobe-based H135 full flight simulator center. Currently, 94 H135s operate in the country. The 11-ton, twin-turbine H225 is the latest member of Airbus Helicopters’ Super Puma family.

SOURCE: www.asiatraveltips.com  

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Member Online Meeting Groups: Network With Your Peers

2020 07 image8 member online meetingAPSA conducts regularly scheduled online meetings for safety officers, maintenance technicians, SAR personnel, and UAS operators via a conference call you can join using your computer, mobile device or phone. Online meetings are open to any APSA member. Contract maintenance providers to APSA members are welcome to participate in the maintenance meeting as well. To receive meeting information and be added to the mailing list, send an email to safety@publicsafetyaviation.org.

The schedule for upcoming APSA online meetings is as follows:
Safety Officers: Friday, August 14, 2020 from 12:00–1:00 PM EDT (1600 UTC)
SAR: Wednesday, September 16, 2020 from 1:00–2:00 PM EDT (1700 UTC)
UAS: Wednesday, September 23, 2020 from 1:00–2:00 PM EDT (1700 UTC).

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Michigan State Police Helicopter Makes Dramatic Swamp Rescue

2020 07 image9 MI state police heli makes dramatic swamp rescueA Michigan State Police helicopter spotted an elderly woman in a swampy area of Muskegon County more than five hours into a search and directed ground troops to her location in mid-June. The dramatic successful ending to a frantic evening was captured by the aircrew and can be viewed here.  Audio indicates rescuers with dogs were unable to see the 83-year-old dementia sufferer in the dark even when they were within 6 yards of her.

In addition to the Michigan State Police, Muskegon County Sheriff’s deputies and firefighters from several area departments, including two K-9 units, helped in the search. The state police helicopter, Trooper 3, diverted from a Saginaw area patrol to assist, and the woman was finally located using thermal imaging equipment.

SOURCE: www.mlive.com 

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Video: Helicopter Crew Spots Ontario Woman’s SOS Drawing

2020 07 image10 video heli grew spots ontario womans sosCanada’s Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) helped rescue a woman in late June after an OPP helicopter crew saw her SOS drawing in the sand. OPP officials said the 35-year-old was left stranded in a park after having an argument with her friend. Video footage of the Spanish River rescue shows the woman being saved by the aircrew.

Constable Michelle Coulombe said the two friends had been on a five-day trip from which one of the women did not return at the expected time. It took OPP more than 10 hours to find the woman in the remote provincial park, where there was no cell phone service. The aviation services unit was joined in the search by OPP’s emergency response team and park rangers.

Crews eventually recovered the woman downstream from her emergency drawing. OPP officials indicated she floated down the river on her sleeping pad so she could find cell service and call her spouse. Footage of the incident shows the aviation crew noticing the two large SOS symbols etched into a sandy area of the riverbank.

SOURCE: www.narcity.com 

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Alabama Unit Adding UAS to Assist at Crash Sites, Hunt Fugitives

2020 07 image11 alabama unit adding UAS to assist at crash site hunt fugitivesThe Dothan (Al) Police Department has been authorized by the local city commission to purchase three unmanned aircraft systems—one for its traffic division and two for patrol—for $18,898. Lieutenant Scott Owens said the UAS would help map and collect evidence at crash sites and find missing persons or persons of interest. “There have been a number of operations where a drone would have enhanced our safety on scenes,” Owens said. “In talking to other executive command staff, we’ve gone through those periods where we’ve said, ‘there’s got to be a better way to do this.’”

The department will purchase a Phantom 4 RTK Quadcopter to map crash sites in real time. In addition to saving manhours, Owens said the UAS will keep officers off major highways and thoroughfares during investigations. Two DJI Mavic 2 Dual Action Quadcopters will assist the Dothan Police Department’s patrol unit in tracking missing people, runaways, fugitives and other persons of interest. They will be equipped with infrared cameras, spotlights and speakers. One of the drones will be assigned to day shift patrol, while the other will be assigned at night. Owens said at least one officer will be FAA-trained and certified to operate the UAS on each shift, while everyone in the traffic division will be trained to pilot the Phantom.

SOURCE: www.dothaneagle.com 

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Share Your Unit’s Mission Success Story & Expertise

2020 07 image12 Share your storyAPSA’s Air Beat would like to hear from you and share your aviation unit’s success stories. Focusing on airborne law enforcement missions, our next issue deadlines this month, July 31, so please contact Lisa Wright at airbeat@publicsafetyaviation.org if you would like to contribute an article and have your agency featured in Air Beat. Please know that editors are happy to help edit your submission, so don’t be shy about the article writing. (Articles are generally between 1000-1500 words in length and photos are welcomed.) For those members who would like to highlight their unit’s aerial firefighting and natural resources missions, the article due date is Sept. 15. Air Beat looks forward to hearing from you!

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Brevard County Aviation Rescues Men Trapped in Swamp

2020 07 image13 brevard county aviation rescues men trapped in swampThe Brevard County (FL) Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) Aviation Unit responded to a swampy area to assist the Titusville Police Department and Fire Rescue in locating two missing elderly men in mid-June. The men had waded out through mud and cattails to complete a property survey, became stuck in deep muck, and were obstructed from view, preventing their return to dry land. The area was not accessible by ground or water vehicle, prompting assistance from the aviation unit.

BCSO Pilot Mike Ryle responded in the sheriff’s office UH1H helicopter, quickly locating the men, and Deputy Stephen Lyon was lowered via hoist to pull them free from the swamp. Crewmembers Keith Hammett and John Coppola assisted on the extraction. Both victims were taken to awaiting paramedics for medical treatment. One of the men, suffering from severe exhaustion and dehydration, was transported to a local hospital.

SOURCE: www.spacecoastdaily.com 

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Man Charged With Attempted Murder in Police Helicopter Shooting

2020 07 image14 man charged with attempted murder in police heli shootingThe Memphis Police Department made an arrest last month after investigators said a suspect fired several shots at a police helicopter. On June 1 around 4 a.m., an MPD aviation crew was dispatched to monitor a large group of vehicles involved in several vandalism incidents and burglaries. When an MPD officer arrived, the suspects began to flee. One of the suspects fired at the police helicopter hovering above the scene with a .223 caliber weapon from the back of a black 2004 Chevy truck.

A video of the 20-year-old man shooting three times at a Memphis (TN) Police Department (MPD) helicopter was posted to Instagram but later taken down. The man was eventually charged with unlawful possession of a weapon, employment of a firearm with the intent to commit a felony, and two counts of criminal attempt second-degree murder.

SOURCE: www.fox13memphis.com 

Volusia County Sheriff Makes Impressive Bike Week Rescue

2020 07 image15 Volusia county sheriff makes impressive bike week rescueThe Volusia County (FL) Sheriff’s Office Aviation Unit recently was praised for a rescue it conducted during Daytona Beach Bike Week in March. The event draws 100,000 bikers to the east coast of Florida, and a handful of riders inevitably suffer injuries. One biker took a turn too wide and was thrown from his bike, slashing open his left thigh. Not wearing a helmet, the man was knocked unconscious. A Volusia County Sheriff’s Office Bell 407 was quickly airborne and directed to the scene. Pilot Dean Balmforth landed the helicopter near the victim, and Flight Paramedic John Oldham hopped from the left cockpit seat to stabilize him and load him into the helicopter. Within 15 minutes, Balmforth had the helicopter and injured biker at a local medical center.

The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office provides its residents 24-hour, year-round aviation coverage with a staff of 10 and three Bell 407s. The department keeps one aircraft on duty at all times and typically flies about 150 medical transports per year. Medical transports make up about 15 percent of the unit’s missions.

SOURCE: www.verticalmag.com 

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Deschutes County Considers Helicopter Purchase

2020 07 image16 deschutes county considers heli purchaseThe Deschutes County (OR) Sheriff’s Office (DCSO) is in the market to buy a helicopter to aid its active search and rescue unit. If the department completes the purchase, it would operate the only law enforcement helicopter in Oregon. According to emails released through a public records request, the department has focused on the Airbus H125, which costs about $3 million new.

DCSO has reportedly taken steps to partner with other agencies and sent staff on four out-of-state trips to research the feasibility of an air program. A spokesman for the sheriff’s office cautioned the department is still in the planning stages, and the purchase could be delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic. “The sheriff’s search and rescue obligations under Oregon law and the vast, diverse nature of Deschutes County geography require that we review the tools we have to meet these obligations,” DCSO Captain Deron McMaster said. “We have been conducting a study based on the activities of our SAR unit and assessing any way possible to better serve our community.”

DCSO’s SAR team is one of the largest and most active in the state, performing about 132 missions per year, an average of one every three days. When helicopters are deemed necessary in the state, SAR units currently call the Oregon Army National Guard, which keeps Chinooks, Blackhawks and Lakotas in Pendleton.

SOURCE: www.bendbulletin.com 

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Australia’s Victoria Police Receives First AW139

2020 07 image17 australias victoria police recv 1st aw139The Victoria Police in Australia have taken delivery of the first of three long-awaited Leonardo AW139s fitted with high-definition cameras and infrared technology. The helicopter joins Victoria Police’s one new Beechcraft Super King Air 350ER at the Air Wing base in Essendon Fields. The new AW139s can reach speeds of 250km/hour, fly for 1,000 kilometers without refueling, and land atop Victoria’s new police headquarters. The department hopes the purchase will allow its hours flown to increase from 300 to 500 per month. “The camera system allows us to zoom in and pick up registration numbers from a long distance, which enables us to fly a long way from the target and to provide support to the ground,” Air Wing Inspector Craig Shepherd said.

The purchase is part of a $63 million government investment to increase Victoria Police’s Air Wing capabilities. The Air Wing is currently called to around 5,000 missions a year. “Often, families and victims are left on the side of the road for a very long time while we get…squads out there,” Police Minister Lisa Neville said.

SOURCE: www.australianaviation.com.au 

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Botswana’s New Aircraft Delayed by Pandemic

2020 07 image18 Botswanas new aircraft delayed by pandemicThe Botswana Police Service will not receive its three new Enstrom 480B helicopters until at least August, after the delivery was delayed two months by the coronavirus pandemic. Safomar Aviation, Enstrom’s local dealer, announced the order in December 2019; it was signed at Heli-Expo 2020 in January. Delivery was scheduled for the second quarter of the year. Once in service, the upgraded Enstrom 480Bs will be used for crime prevention, wildlife conservation, command and control, training, and search and rescue.

The new helicopters will be customized to the Botswana Police Service specifications and include navigation and communication equipment, cargo slinging and light emergency medical systems. Apart from special police duties, the aircraft can be quickly configured for the passenger role and carry three to five people. Australia’s Trakka Systems will supply searchlights and multi-sensor cameras.

SOURCE: www.defenceweb.co.za 

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Video: Florida Departments Team for Dramatic Helicopter Rescue

2020 07 image19 florida dept team for drama heli rescueThe Broward (FL) Sheriff’s Office Fire Department Technical Rescue Team and Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Air Rescue North were able to hoist an injured pilot from a crash site and transport him to a local hospital in late June. The pilot was working over a construction site when his helicopter went down. Several fire companies from Margate-Coconut Creek Fire Rescue arrived on scene and reached the remote crash site on foot, where they were able to stabilize the victim.

Lieutenant Alex Acosta of Miami-Dade Air Rescue said the department’s helicopter was necessary to reach the man in the heavily wooded area. The pilot was the only person aboard the helicopter. His injuries were not life threatening. FAA representatives later arrived on the scene and are investigating the incident. See video of the rescue here

SOURCE: www.local10.com 

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New York State Aviation Helps Save Vermont Hiker

2020 07 image20 new york state aviation helps save vermont hikerA New York State Police Aviation unit based in Albany helped rescue crews in Vermont rescue a hiker on the Long Trail in Bennington County in mid-June. The 41-year-old male hiker had suffered a medical event while hiking in a remote location. Due to the difficult terrain, the Vermont State Police requested assistance from the New York State Police Aviation Unit. The New York-based crew arrived on scene, lowered a ranger from the helicopter and hoisted the man out of the woods and to a waiting ambulance. Deerfield Valley Rescue transported the man to the hospital in Bennington, where he was treated and later transported to Albany Medical Center.

SOURCE: www.cbs6albany.com 

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South Dakota Agencies Purchase UAS for Joint Operations

2020 07 image21 south dakota agencies purchase uas for joint operationsThe Sioux Falls (SD) Police Department created an unmanned aircraft team last month, purchasing two DJI Matrice 210 V2 drones with a grant from the Department of Homeland Security. The purchased aircraft will be used in a joint effort between the Sioux Falls Police Department, Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office and Sioux Falls Fire/Rescue to enhance public safety.

“The grant amount was around $60,000,” Sioux Falls Police Department Sergeant Kevin Henkel said. “That includes training and other equipment, not just the aircraft.” Henkel said the drones would be used in fatal crash investigations, event/protest security, disaster emergencies, search and rescue, community outreach and other tactical responses.

Source: www.kelo.com   

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Man Arrested After Firing Shotgun Near HPD Helicopter

2020 07 image22 man arrested after firing shotgun near hpd heliA man fired a shotgun into the air as a Houston (TX) Police Department helicopter flew above him and officers on the ground responded to an unrelated SWAT incident.

The ground officers were coaxing a man with a machete, alleged to have damaged a car, out of an apartment when the gunfire erupted, Houston Police Department Commander Steve Spears said. The shooting came from behind the officers at around 2 a.m. “For some reason, a man decided to shoot a shotgun into the air while a helicopter was above them,” Spears said.

The shooter, and another man, were taken into custody. The 25-year-old machete-wielding man was also apprehended around 5 a.m., when his mother helped encourage him to come out of the apartment, police said.

Source: www.chron.com   

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APSA Welcomes New Members

APSA would like to welcome the following corporate and individual members who joined during June 2020:

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Jeff Albrecht, Burbank/Glendale (CA) Police Air Support Unit 
Neville Baird, Customs and Border Protection 
Patrick Basquez, Kern County (CA) Sheriff's Office 
Adam Beese, Euclid (OH) Police Department 
Zachary Bittle, Kern County (CA) Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue 
Greg Blakley, US Customs & Border Protection | Air and Marine 
Jason Bowman, Lane County (OR) Sheriff's Office 
Michael Breiling, CA Dept. Fish and Wildlife 
Justin Brewer, UC Davis Police 
Casey Brunsell, Kern County (CA) Sheriff's Office 
Casey Bunce, Novelis Corporation 
Toby Darby, Burbank/Glendale (CA) Police Air Support Unit 
Spencer DeBenedetti, Merrillville (IN) Police Department 
Travis Detring, Ellisville (MO) Police Department 
Chris Donaldson, Delaware State Police Aviation Section South Unit 
Edmund Garcia, City of Montclair (CA) 
Alfonso Garcia, Houston (TX) Police Department 
Christopher Garcia, US Customs & Border (TX) Protection 
Alex Heck, Willmar (MN) Police Department 
Jeff Herold, EDGE Mobile Field Force, South Euclid (OH) Police 
Chris Holzwarth, Delaware State Police Aviation Section Administration 
Timothy Homer, Okaloosa County (FL) Sheriff's Office 
Steve Keller, Blue Ash (OH) Police Department 
Shaun Kemp, Hawthorne (CA) Police Department 
Kevin Kimmel, Kern County (CA) Sheriff's Office 
Charles Kraus, Ellisville (MO) Police Department 
James Kyper, USAF/Embry Riddle 
Corey Lawrence, San Bernardino County (CA) Sheriff's Department Aviation Unit 
Andrew Lundin, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources - Bureau of Law Enforcement 
Keith Mark, Delaware State Police Aviation Section North Unit 
Woody McClendon, Flying Low Productions LLC 
Thomas Millsaps, US Customs & Border Protection 
Anthony Mullinax, King County (WA) Sheriff's Office Air Support Unit 
Carter Nelson, St. Louis County (MN) Rescue Squad 
Randal Olson, Independent Member
Alexander Rolf, US Customs & Border Protection Air & Marine Operations 
Neanther Santos, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University 
Ross Smeby, City of Willmar (MN) 
Damien Tyrrell, Sentient Vision Systems, Inc. 
Isaac Wall, Tulsa (OK) Police Department Aviation Unit 
Brandon Wilkie, Nebraska State Patrol Aviation Support Division 
Rebecca Williams, University of Kentucky Police Department 
Christopher Young, CY Consulting Solutions 

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