Council OKs grant for police drone

Wharton Police Lt. Ariel Soltura flies his personal drone Nov. 9 to film the ribbon cutting ceremony for the re-opening of the Santa Fe ditch. The Wharton City Council approved the police department to receive a grant from the 100 Club to purchase a second drone for the department.

If it seems the Wharton Police Department is droning on and on about its new toys, it’s with good reason.

With a vote of the Wharton City Council on Nov. 14, the department was cleared to receive a grant from the 100 Club to cover the $7,737 cost of a new drone.

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