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Country Music Marathon Safety & Security Plan a Success

4/27/2013

April 27, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The safety and security plan for today’s St. Jude Country Music Marathon proved highly successful thanks to the partnership between Metro officers, a number of law enforcement and security agencies, marathon runners, race enthusiasts and Nashville’s citizens.
          
“Despite the rain, we are very pleased with today’s event from a law enforcement perspective,” Chief Steve Anderson said.  “Among the minimal issues were four suspicious package checks, all of which turned out to be harmless.  The citizens of Nashville were vitally important to today’s success.  I thank them for their vigilance and strong support.  With the Boston tragedy still on the minds of us all, it was inspiring to see the pride today’s participants have in this marathon and the city of Nashville at both the start and finish lines.”
          
Agencies joining Metro Police officers, trainees and professional support staff in the implementation of today’s safety and security plan were:

Davidson County Sheriff’s Office
FBI
ATF
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Millersville Police Department
Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office Special Response Team
Davidson County District Attorney’s Office
Tennessee Highway Patrol
Tennessee Bomb & Arson Investigators
Metro Office of Emergency Management
Franklin County Office of Emergency Management
Emergency Communications Center
Putnam County Sheriff’s Office dog handlers
Vanderbilt University Police dog handlers
The 45th Civil Support Team from the Tennessee National Guard
Tennessee Emergency Management Agency
Private security staff retained by the Competitor Group
Nashville International Airport Police

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