The US Customs and Border Protection Service called to offer help. The sheriff accepted.
The help came in the form of a Predator drone, with the drones help the family surrendered without a shot fired, and the cows came home.
|A Predator drone at Grand Forks North Dakota Air National Guard Base|
This drone is for Border Protection. - click to enlarge
Photo: MSGT David Lipp, Air National Guard via NBC news.
Drones can be used in search and rescue, finding lost people and helping to bring the cows home.
Some of the are small and could be carried in a car trunk, some are large and fixed wing and some are like a helicopter. They're all useful, in the right hands.
|An AeroVironment Qube drone - click to enlarge|
Photo: AeroVironment via NBC News
|Leptron Helicopter drone - click to enlarge|
Photo: Leptron Corp. via NBC News