To cut its soaring expenses, the Colorado Springs Police Department grounded two helicopters.
Used for aerial observations and public safety missions, the choppers cost $877,500 to operate each year. That's a big hit for a city facing a $24 million deficit. So the police scrapped their aerial unit and put the helicopters on the block. One sold for $170,000, and bidders have offered $140,000 for the other. The auction is slated to end March 11.
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