Drones have been used by hobbyists, businesses, and law enforcement in recent years to more efficiently accomplish their goals. The technology is now coming to the Madison County Sheriff's Department with an unveiling slated for this week.

Realizing drone use can be a touchy subject, Sheriff John Lakin tells The Big Z they will be sensitive to privacy issues.

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Lakin foresees the ability to deliver a lifejacket or a rope to a person if a car is swept away in a flash flood, or to fly over a large area to spot someone that has been reported missing.

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