Colo. Springs police sell second helicopter
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Colorado Springs police have raised almost $350,000 after selling their two helicopters at an online auction to help with budget cuts.
Colorado Springs Utilities spokeswoman Carol Rallo said Wednesday police auctioned off the second police helicopter March 11 for $179,000, nearly $20,000 more than the starting bid price. The winning bidder, a man from Fullerton, N.D., will have to pay to have the helicopter delivered or pick it up himself.
The first helicopter was sold to a Wyoming man last month for $170,000.
The police department got the two OH-58C helicopters from the Department of Defense in 1995 and used them for missions including responding to wildfires, surveillance and public safety.
Information from: The Gazette, http://www.gazette.com