Police Chief Charles Ashbeck of West Salem, Wisconsin, flies his department' s drone in 2015. It is estimated that just over 900 police, sheriff, fire and emergency agencies now have drones, with Texas, California, and Wisconsin leading the way. Photo: La Crosse Tribune via AP

Real-life RoboCops! US police are turning to drones to fight crime and help civilians

Police and fire departments are finding new uses for the remote-controlled aircraft, including equipping them with heat sensors to find fugitives

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Police Chief Charles Ashbeck of West Salem, Wisconsin, flies his department' s drone in 2015. It is estimated that just over 900 police, sheriff, fire and emergency agencies now have drones, with Texas, California, and Wisconsin leading the way. Photo: La Crosse Tribune via AP
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