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GossipExtra: PBSO Crashes Brand New $180K Drone Into Intracoastal!

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Like many other law enforcement agencies throughout the country, PBSO has its own drones. Now if deputies could learn how to fly them … (Defense Update photo)

Is that a drone or a submarine? Bird or fish?

Members of the elite SWAT team at the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office (PBSO) reportedly decided to take the agency’s brand new drone for a test drive during an exercise at the Port of Palm Beach the other day — and an untrained “pilot” as well as gusty winds pushed the $180,000 robotic marvel over the Intracoastal.

Then INTO the Intracoastal.

“It’s been the talk of PBSO for weeks,” our PBSO insider says. “There’s some new program where PBSO gets these fancy drones, and obviously those who use them need additional training.

“The SWAT team took one of the drones on an exercise at the Port but they ended up asking a marine unit involved in the training to fish it out of the drink. Everybody’s been calling the SWAT bosses to make fun of them.”

 

By Jose Lambiet, GossipExtra.com, excerpt posted on  SouthFloridaReporter.com, Jan. 3, 2017 

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Jose Lambiet, founder, writer, producer and occasional ad sales rep for GossipExtra. A veteran journalist. Jose has worked for the Sun-Sentinel and The Palm Beach Post. And now writes a column, coincidentally called Gossip Extra, in The Miami Herald. The information and facts are those gathered by Jose.