San Bernardino County sheriff's officials say the cost of a six-day mountain manhunt for fired Los Angeles police officer Christopher Dorner will cost the department more than a half-million dollars.
Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Jodi Miller says the initial estimate is $550,000 for the search and investigation.
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Up to 125 deputies, including the department's SWAT team, hunted for Dorner, who authorities say killed four people to avenge his firing from the LAPD.
The Sheriff's Department led a search in the San Bernardino Mountains that involved 10 other agencies. Resources included helicopters with heat-seeking technology, a Sno-Cat to ferry searchers during a storm, and armored vehicles.
Dorner was found dead in a burned cabin after a Feb. 12 gunbattle.
A Los Angeles police spokesman says that department's costs have not been determined.