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Cedar Rapids grounds helicopter program in 2007

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -- The Cedar Rapids Police Department brought down its helicopter program January 12, 2007.

The city council had voted to end the police helicopter program, which was the only one in the state.  The city ended the 35-year-old fleet to save the city money.

The five police pilots and commander returned to other uniform police duties, but three mechanics did lose their jobs.

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