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www.AmericanSecurityToday.com June 2019 - Edition 34 The Challenge of Drone Use & Drone Security for Law Enforcement Guest Editorial by Leo McCloskey, Echo- Police at the stadium reacted quickly, dyne, VP Marketing spotted a man operating the drone On a drizzly day in November 2017, on the first Sunday after Thanksgiving, the San Francisco 49ers were host- ing the Seattle Seahawks in an NFL game, when a drone entered Levi’s Stadium, dropping on the crowd leaflets that ranted about television media. from the parking lot, and as he drove off, notified colleagues across the bay, where he soon showed up to fly his drone into the Oakland Coliseum where the Raiders were playing the Denver Broncos. The man, identified as Tracy Michael Mapes, 56, of Sacramento, was arrested, his 55