FOR SALE: Sheriff's Office helicopter, gently used

WILMINGTON, NC (NEWS RELEASE) -- Looking for a deal on a used helicopter? From Monday, March 7 to Tuesday, March 22, 2011, surplus property will be sold via the Internet through GovDeals, an on-line auction service at www.govdeals.com. In addition to the Sheriff’s Office chopper, property consists of vehicles, office furniture, and various equipment declared surplus by the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners.

Registration is required for bidding. All items are sold "as is," and the acceptable methods of payment are cash, money order, cashier’s check and credit card. Please review the terms and conditions before bidding.

For questions about using the GovDeals website, please contact GovDeals at (800) 613-0156. You may also contact New Hanover County Finance Department for questions regarding the surplus property by calling (910) 798-7190 or obtain a complete list of the property to be auctioned by emailing lbutler@nhcgov.com.

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The sale of this helicopter was a huge mistake. This helicopter should have been incorporated into the SABLE program so they could get rid of one of the aging former military OH-58 helicopters they operate. The OH-58 much more expensive to operate on an hourly basis than the Robinson R44, is quiter and has longer life limits on parts and maintenance. The R44 would have been the best to serve the citizens of NH County and other counties participating in SABLE.

so why is sable helicopter prog still flying overhead keeping me up at night. Now it's NH and surrounding counties that are in on it?

PLEASE for the love of people trying to sleep, why can't you invest in this............

http://www.wired.com/autopia/2010/02/eurocopter-moves-one-step-closer-to...

write it off......................we the tax payers will pay for it

Helicopter was purchased with drug money. No tax payer funds needed. All procedes from purchase go back to fighting crime. A win win for the County. Thank God they sold the helicopter. Sheriff McMahon has been doing all the right things in cleaning up Causey's mess. Good job Sheriff McMahon!

I think the helicopter should come out of Causey's retirement since he wanted it so bad! He had to have his own "STUFF", isn't that how he put it when asked why he couldn't use WPD's.