STAR 1 - the Sheriff's Tactical Air Response helicopter - soared into action Monday morning, giving Salt Lake County law enforcement a bird's-eye view of crime and disaster. The Hughes 300, purchased from the Army a year ago, will be piloted by two deputy sheriffs who have flown military helicopters. Sheriff Pete Hayward said STAR 1 will enable the sheriff's office to respond more quickly to emergencies and high-speed chases. The chopper will also be used for narcotics investigations and search-and-rescue operations, Hayward said.