Sheriff Donnie Barrera reports that the Hillsboro Frathernal Order of Eagles 1161 recently made a donation to the Highland County Sheriff’s Office’s donations line item.
In June of 2017, the sheriff’s office had payment issued from its donations line item for the purchase of a drone, to be used throughout Highland County for search and rescue.
This donations line item is a fund completely made up from donations given by community members and businesses to the Highland County Sheriff’s Office to be used at the sheriff’s discretion.
The generous donation from the Eagles will help offset the cost of the drone.
The drone, will be equipped with FLIR (Forward Looking Infrared Radar).
Deputy Brandon Young of the sheriff’s office successfully completed drone training recently and attained his FAA license in anticipation of the new drone unit. Young will be the main pilot. Another deputy at the sheriff’s office and a community member, both of whom are already experienced with drones, have expressed desire to dedicate their services toward usage of the drone.
Barrera extends sincere thanks and appreciation to the Hillsboro FOE 1161 for its donation, and also for the constant support and commitment to law enforcement and to the community displayed by the Eagles organization.
Submitted by Highland County Sheriff Donnie Barrera.