The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office has been called upon to help with crowd control duties the event next week.
Members of the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office Civil Disturbance Unit and command staff have been asked to provide security assistance during the Inauguration of President Barack Obama Jan. 21. The CD Unit – comprised of specially trained deputies trained to handle crowd control – and select members of the agency’s command staff will assist the Metropolitan Police Department along the parade route in Washington, DC. The cost associated with the mutual aid assistance is funded through a Federal reimbursement to the LCSO.
Incident alarms, but unlikely to change local policy that encourage public participation
Editor's note: The video link of the Florida shooting may be difficult for some to watch. Please take caution. The shooting this week during a school board meeting in Panama City, FL, certainly caught the attention of the Loudoun County School Board and the school administration, but the actions of a seemingly distraught man who became the only fatality in the Florida event likely will not result in changes here. Video footage of the incident was aired constantly for about two days on national news networks, showing Clay A. Duke firing a gun at school board members and the superintendent of the school system in Panama City. The gunman then turned the weapon on himself, according to a police account of the incident aired on numerous media …