FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Thursday, March 5, 2014
Air National Guard Capt. Darin Overstreet
Otero County Sheriff
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (3/5/14) – The Colorado Army National Guard is currently assisting the Otero County Sheriff’s office in the search for four inmates who escaped from the county jail in La Junta, Colo.
One UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter with a crew of four Citizen-Soldiers on board launched at approximately 7:58 a.m. from the Army National Guard Aviation Support Facility on Buckley Air Force base in Aurora, Colo., to assist in the aerial search.
Gov. John Hickenlooper authorized the use of the National Guard for this mission late March 4, but a crew wasn’t able to launch due to poor weather conditions.
For the most up-to-date information about the search, please visit the contact the Otero County Sheriff’s Office blog at http://oterocountysheriffsoffice.blogspot.com.
For the most up-to-date information about the Colorado National Guard’s efforts, follow @CONG1860 on Twitter.
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