The Rogers County Sheriff's Office has added drones to its force thanks to a member of the community.
Sheriff Scott Walton said just last week they wished they could've had a drone when they were searching the area for a missing 14-year-old boy with autism — and now a community member made that wish come true.
"He's kind of a year-round Santa Claus. He just sees the need and somehow comes through with it," Walton said.
Claremore resident Lewis Moore, also known as "Junior," recently donated two drones to the sheriff's office to help with daily operations.
"We try to help the sheriff's office as much as possible. I think they are a great bunch of guys who do a lot for the county," Moore said.
"We can utilize them when looking for stolen property, rescue efforts and things of that nature," Walton said.
Walton said the drones will be useful with investigations, especially ones where people's lives could be at risk.
"We can actually put this thing in harm's way if there's a barricade situation or something like that," Walton said.
And the drones could mean big things for Rogers County.
"I think it's a tool that will add one more spoke in the wheel as far as safety for the citizens here in Rogers County and help us do our job better," Walton said.
Moore is happy to help.
"I just think that Rogers County is one of the best counties around and in Oklahoma, and I'm just proud to be a part of this county," Moore said.
Walton appreciates the support.
"I think it's a blessing to have people in our community like Junior Moore. It's nice to know that people are behind us," Walton said.
Walton said they are going to send a few people to training to learn how to operate the drones in the near future.