Drones help keep officers safe during Lake County standoff

During Wednesday’s hours-long standoff situation in Lake County, law enforcement used a special eye in the sky to keep officers on the ground safe.

“We needed to cover some more ground and get a better idea of what was going on with the situation yesterday,” Lake County Sheriff Tim Walburg said. “Law enforcement has used drones in the past, so we decided this was a good option for us to cover a lot of ground rather quickly.”

The Lincoln County emergency manager provided the first drone Wednesday morning; a second drone from a private company was also brought in Wednesday afternoon as law enforcement were closing in on the subject.

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