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Thomas Co. SO gets new drone

Thomas County deputies are testing out their new drone this week. (Source: WALB) Thomas County deputies are testing out their new drone this week. (Source: WALB)
THOMAS CO., GA (WALB) -

Thomas County deputies are testing out their new drone this week.

Captain Steve Jones said they will use the drone now instead of a helicopter which will be less costly for taxpayers.

The drone will be used in missing persons cases or if they are looking for suspects in a specific area.

According to deputies, the drone has already been used in a recent armed robbery case.

Just as consumers stay up to date with the latest technology, they say they have to as well.

"We have been looking at getting a drone for several years. We've kept watching technology changing and the price come down as the technology went up. It's been a tremendous asset to us," said Jones.

The department also has a night vision camera for the drone.

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