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February 24, 2013 in City

Sgt. Dave Ellis, left, and pilot Lt. Col. Rod Melzer talk about some of the successes of Air 1, the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office helicopter, on Thursday at a Felts Field hangar. Melzer, an Air Force officer, is one of eight volunteer pilots who fly Air 1.

Ellis shows one of the three donated night-vision goggles used by officers in the Air 1 helicopter.

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Sgt. Dave Ellis, supervisor of the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Air Support Unit, stands by Air 1, a 1970 Bell OH-58 helicopter.