The Etowah County Sheriff's Office operates 1 Bell OH58 helicopter, and 1 Cessna 172 fixed wing aircraft. The department took possession of the Bell Helicopter in January of 07, through the DOD.
According to the Etowah Sheriff's website, their aviation unit;
"Provides aerial support to the law enforcement mission of the ECSO. Consisting of a Bell OH-58 Helicopter and a C-172 Fixed wing airplane, pilots are able to quickly respond to remote areas of the county to assist in search and rescue, surveillance and other related law enforcement activities."
The Etowah County Sheriff's helicopter flies out of the Northeastern Alabama Regional Airport in Gadsden Al.