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2022 Eric Talley Leadership Award Presented to Brandon Karr, Pearland Police Department, Texas

Updated: Sep 11, 2022

LAS VEGAS - The DRONERESPONDERS 2022 Eric Talley Leadership award for excellence and commitment to public safety drone operations was presented during the DRONERESPONDERS Summit at Commercial UAV Expo to Brandon Karr, Pearland Texas Police Officer and UAS Program Leader, for his extensive body of work to advance public safety UAS programs at the local, state and national levels.

The award is named after Boulder Police Officer and public safety remote pilot Eric Talley who was killed in the line of duty while responding to an active shooter incident in March 2021. Officer Talley and the Boulder Police Department were the inaugural recipient of the award at last year's DRONERESPONDERS Summit.

DRONERESPONDERS wishes to thank the following companies for their support in remembrance of Officer Talley and in support of Brandon Karr and his efforts at Pearland Police Department in Texas.

This year's sponsors for the Eric Talley Award include in alphabetical order:

AXON - $500

BRINC - the new BRINC Ball

Esri - Site Scan License for 1 year

Fotokite - $500

Pilot Institute - 5 online accounts

Pix4D - $500 and a Pix4D License of their choosing

Skydio - 3D Scan License for 3 years

TruWeather - TruFlite V360 for 1 year

Volatus Aerospace - $500

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