The helicopter supporting the Omaha Police Department has its own Twitter account. I'm a big fan. The chopper's crew posts great images from its airborne cameras... startling, funny, and sometimes very beautiful. My "Top 10" turned into a "Top 20." Here's a month by month sampling from 2014:
"Observant cruisers officers rescue abandoned 2-yo child from cold car,
now safe with officers. Details unknown."
January 1, 2014. A heartbreaking story unfolds on the infrared camera.
February 26, 2014. The dormitory fire at University of Nebraska-Omaha.
|"Missing juvenile located cold but healthy and now safe."|
March 3, 2014. Little boy lost, looking pretty lonely when the chopper spotted him.
April 7, 2014. Above the fire that destroyed the Keystone Pharmacy on Maple Street
|"Springtime in Omaha."|
April 25, 2014.
"Hot spot by officers feet is gun
May 6, 2014 Amazing image. The infrared imaging shows a pistol on the ground.
May 27, 2014. Kinda speaks for itself, no?
June 6, 2014. College World Series from the OPD eye-in-the-sky.
|"This is the most excited
I've seen my partner since |
July 5, 2014. Rare airborne celebrity siting. Oscar Meyer Wiener-Mobile.
"Compassionate officer is able to talk party off the ledge of pedestrian bridge."
September 3, 2014. Copter crew monitors successful suicide prevention.
|"Pic from Wash. Co. pursuit last night. Suspect found low crawling through cornfield. K-9 search team sent in."|
September 25, 2014. That dot in the middle of the box? A guy hiding in the field as dogs approach.
September 17, 2014. Hot Air Balloon spotted along the west edge of Omaha.
|"I'm sure a well intended message from |
October 9, 2014. 'FU'N message for the chopper night crew.
|“Flying a bit higher tonight to try and find some clean air.”|
October 3, 2014. Omaha Skyline.
|"Victim shows wound to officer just prior to being transported to the hospital"|
November 17, 2014. Variation on snow angels spotted from above.
November 28, 2014. Black Friday. Westroads Mall Parking Lot at 1:00 AM
December 12, 2014. Hazy Day.
December 10, 2014. Passenger in the Omaha Police Department , en route to annual "Shop With A Cop" event.