BCSO upgrades helicopter engine

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A Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office helicopter has a new engine.

The department’s Vietnam-era Huey recently got the upgrade.

The engine cost $200,000 but was paid for by federal grants.

It means the helicopters will have more power for its missions, which includes law enforcement-related incidents, hoist rescues and wildland firefighting.

BCSO got the helicopter back in 2000 through a military surplus program at the cost of just $1.

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