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Carson City Sheriff’s Office SWAT team practices on helicopters

For the first time since Washoe County’s acquisition of helicopters 12 years ago, the Carson City Sheriff’s Office SWAT team trained with the flying machines. The SWAT team practiced moving between a hovering helicopter and the ground both on a level area and on the side of Prison Hill; members also loaded from a landed position Wednesday. “It’s the first time I’ve gotten to do it,” Detective Dan Gomes said. The 14 team members were working on the two types of entry and exit — when the helicopter has landed and when the helicopter is about a foot off the …

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Apr 11, 2013 01:48AM Published Apr 11, 2013 01:48AM Copyright 2013 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.