Kern County

27-Mar-14 N497E Bell OH-58A Tehachapi, US-California

27-Mar-14 N497E Bell OH-58A Tehachapi, US-California

27-Mar-2014

Helicopter was damaged in hard landing around 1.48am, but the pilot was able to regain control and fly it back to the Tehachapi Airport.... Read more

Night Vision Awards Announces 2013 Award Winners

Night Vision Awards Announces 2013 Award Winners

11-Jul-2013Source: Aviation Specialties Unlimited

The Night Vision Awards selection committee released the names of the 2013 Night Vision Award recipients for the award show at the Airborne Law Enforcement Association Annual Convention in Orlando, Florida. The 5- Year Service Award, 10- Year Service Award, Community Awareness Award, and the Mark of Excellence Awards will be presented to award recipients... Read more

Bakersfield Man Charged With Lasering Sheriff Helicopter

Bakersfield Man Charged With Lasering Sheriff Helicopter

3-Mar-2011Source: TurnTo23.com

US Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced that a federal grand jury has returned an indictment today charging Jeffrey Lee Gentry, 33, of Bakersfield, with interfering with the safe operation of a Kern County Sheriff’s Department helicopter by shining a hand-held laser into the cockpit.... Read more

Kern County Sheriff’s Office Air Support Unit receives award

Kern County Sheriff’s Office Air Support Unit receives award

2-Nov-2010Source: Kern County Sheriff

On October 25, 2010, the Kern County Sheriff’s Office Air Support Unit received the coveted “Excellence in Police Aviation Unit Award” in Orlando Florida at the annual International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Conference. This award is given by the leadership of the IACP through the efforts of their Aviation Committee and through the... Read more

Kern County Sheriff Air-5 rescue crew receive top honours

Kern County Sheriff Air-5 rescue crew receive top honours

21-Jun-2010Source: Kern County Sheriff

On June 11, 2010, the flight crew from the Kern County Sheriff rescue helicopter, Air-5, were recognized with top-honors at the Kern County Law Enforcement Foundation’s annual awards dinner. Pilot Berto Penaloza and Deputy Tim Caughron were awarded Exceptional Officer of the Year awards, and Deputy Jason Nelson received the Medal of Valor award. The... Read more

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