Multiple law enforcement agencies surrounded the home of a woman, later identified as 57-year-old Mary White Crane, after she allegedly shot a Billings police officer who approached her home trying to deliver a cell phone to her for communication.
Hundreds of law enforcement agencies were on the ground but only the drones could safely take to the sky to gather critical information from an Ariel view. Some of the drones are equipped with infrared heat sensors making it possible for officers to locate the whereabouts of a suspect that is not visible from the ground.
Join us Tuesday for part three of “Air S.W.A.T. BPD” for specifics on what type of drone the BPD chose and the future of the drone program.