Kids Get Close-Up Of Helicopter

The youngsters at an Omaha Catholic School will remember Tuesday afternoon for quite a while. Two pilots landed the OPD helicopter on the playground at St. Thomas More.

It was all according to plan, part of the Educational Outreach put together by the police department, and the kids had plenty of questions about police work.

"Do you catch robbers?" one of them asked.

Officer Jason Messerschmidt said, "You bet." The OPD pilot said, "Our job is to help the police officers on the street, the ones who drive in police cars and wear regular uniforms. We help them do their job from the air because we can see so much better."

Out Brian Mastre tells us one of the best questions asked was whether the officers had ever flown into outer space.

They have not was the answer and they explained that it's hard to breathe once they go past 10,000 feet.

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