IL State Troopers Assist with Inaugural Security
By WestKyStar Staff
SPRINGFIELD, IL - Illinois State Police deployed 40 Troopers to Washington D.C. to assist with security efforts during the Presidential Inauguration.
The ISP is among 90 law enforcement agencies from across the country that have been asked to assist the United States Secret Service and the Washington D.C Metropolitan Police Department with security during Barack Obama's Inauguration, which is scheduled for Monday, January 21. The officers from the various agencies assisting with the detail will we deputized as Deputy United States Marshals during the inaugural events.
"The Illinois State Police is pleased to have been asked to assist with security efforts during this historic event," said ISP Director Hiram Grau. "The men and women of the Illinois State Police tasked with this most important mission proudly accepted the assignment and I am confident they will represent the ISP honorably," added Grau.
The inauguration will take place Monday on the National Mall, and upwards of 800,000 people are expected to attend.