Friday, June 5, 2009

Helicopter this morning over Shoreline

Sarah saw an inquiry we posted to Twitter and wrote with this information:

The Shoreline Police department visited Briarcrest Elementary this morning as a 'thank you and congratulations' to the students for raising over $1000 during their Hopelink End Summer Hunger coin drive. The entire student body was present to watch the King County Guardian One helicopter land on the playground. The classes took turns getting an up close look at the helicopter and talk to the pilots. It is an exciting event for the school.

So there you go - the mystery of this morning's helicopter solved!

Were you there? What was it like? Get any photos? If so, please send us some! :)

Do you think this is a good thing for the Police to do, because it encourages and excites the students? Or is it an improper use of tax money and government resources? If you have any thoughts about this sort of thing, feel free to share them in the comments section.


  1. I'm fine with the police doing stuff like this. Helps kids feel that police are approachable etc.

    But.....I was walking along 185th between 10th and 5th Ave NE about 11:15 this morning and a car went past me very VERY fast. Behind it were 5 police cars lights flashing, an unmarked police car and a few minutes later another car. All were going extremely fast. I saw the helicopter fly by a few minutes later and it seemed to be circling the area south of me.

    So I'm thinking that there was some sort of high speed police chase....seems a bit much for a school demo :P

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