Get rid of deputies or get rid of a helicopter: That was the choice he had to make, according to Fayette County Sheriff Barry Babb.
“It came down to programs or people. And we chose people,” Babb said.
The elimination by Babb of the Hawk I helicopter as a cost-saving measure in his 2013-2014 proposed budget reflects a fundamental change in a program used to buy and operate the aurcraft.
Babb cited the high cost of operating the helicopter in the face of shrinking federal asset seizure funds used to fund that operation. Read More»