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Posted on: September 27, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Congratulations Jack Scanlon, Air Support Unit Volunteer & Pilot


Congratulations Jack Scanlon, Air Support Unit Volunteer & Pilot


Tuesday evening, the Spokane County Board of Commissioners recognized Jack Scanlon, providing him with a letter of appreciation for his many years and countless hours of service as an Air Support Unit Volunteer and Pilot.  


On September 25, 2018, during the Spokane County Board of Commissioners meeting, the Commissioners awarded Jack Scanlon a letter of appreciation, expressing their “sincerest gratitude” for his years of service as a member of the Air Support Unit. 

The letter went on to say, “We appreciate the countless hours you have poured into the maintenance and piloting of our Air Support fleet.  We wish to convey our appreciation for all the time and hard work that you contribute to our community”

Jack Scanlon has been a volunteer member of the Air Support Unit since its inception in 2005 where his numerous years of experience as a helicopter pilot, combined with his wealth of knowledge regarding the maintenance, upkeep, and safety protocols of helicopter fleets, has been invaluable to the Air Support Unit’s success.

Undersheriff Dave Ellis, who initially formed the Air Support Unit with the support and assistance of Sheriff Knezovich, continues to oversee its operation stated, “Jack Scanlon has been instrumental in helping maintain and pilot the aircraft used to provide search and rescue, fugitive apprehension, and disaster response for this region. Because of his efforts, these services are available to our community. We are extremely grateful for everything he has done.”

The Air Support Unit has been an invaluable asset and successfully served the citizens of Spokane County and the entire region for the past 13 years.  This is due to the all-volunteer Pilots, several local businesses, and the partnership with multiple law enforcement and fire agencies who provide highly trained Tactical Flight Officers and flight medics. 

All of this professionalism, dedication, and persistence served as the strong foundation when the Air Support Unit was formed which has led to the safe and excellent service the Air Support Unit provides now, and for many years to come.    

Thank you Jack Scanlon for your knowledge, dedication, skill and most of all, your desire to ensure the success of the Air Support Unit.           

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