The other night I happened to be in an area where there was an ongoing manhunt by police that later turned into a short car chase.
A local police department called for a helicopter to assist in the search. When the helicopter arrived, I couldn't help but notice how quiet it was. The usual rotor chop was not present and that helicopter was continuously making tight turns while using spotlights to keep track of the person/s of interest.
A car was used in an attempt to flee from the scene while the helicopter remained right above and illuminated the area. It was after 7 pm so I couldn't see very much of the chopper. Initially, I thought it might be from DPS, but not certain. Could've been from any number of agencies.
Wonder if it was a Eurocopter?
It circled for an hour or more and chased the car to the end of a dead end road. Since it was so quiet, you could easily hear the pilot talking on the loudspeaker to people on the ground. He kept identifying the aircraft as police and making requests.
I've seen DPS choppers and from what I was able to see of this one it didn't look like any of those.
By the time I decided to drive closer to the scene and try to get a closer look at the chopper, it flew away.
I'm still amazed at just how quiet it was. It was not a small helicopter at all. From some of the words stated by the pilot over the loud speaker, somebody on the ground must've been doing something to tick him off.