Helicopter in the night: Guardian One on the job

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Shoreline resident Suzie Burton reported that in the early hours of January 15, a helicopter spent several hours circling her neighborhood at 160th and Densmore. On January 19, we reported that arrests had been made in a string of robberies, including Goldie's Casino in Shoreline. According to Shoreline Police Sgt. Katie Larson, the two events were connected.

Guardian One (King County Police helicopter) was called in to assist in the perimeter/search for the second armed robbery suspect who had fled on foot. These suspect(s) were considered armed and dangerous. Guardian One has a Flir (forward looking infrared) on board which allows the crew to see heat signatures. With as many wooded areas in our city this is incredibly helpful. I.e. bad guy hiding in the bushes. The signature can pick up something as small as a lit cigarette!

Fortunately for the neighbors at 160th and Densmore, the robber was already out of the area. See Sgt. Larson's report of the major role of Shoreline police in catching these dangerous robbers.

Guardian One Photo at Panoramio.com

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