Brazos County law enforcement helping with inauguration security

Published: Jan. 19, 2017 at 10:43 PM CST
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Law enforcement officers from Brazos County are in Washington D.C. to help with security at the presidential inauguration Friday.

Thursday, they were part of the more than 3,000 law enforcement officers from across the nation who were sworn in as Deputy U.S. Marshals in order to help with security detail.

News Three's Karla Castillo spoke with Lt. John Pollock with the Brazos County Sheriff's Office Thursday night. He said the group of law enforcement officers spent the day at a security briefing. Pollock says Friday will be a long, busy day, but he's glad Brazos County's bravest will help keep everyone safe.

"We're one big family from that area. We're here. We'll see them. We see them along the parade route. They'll be working close to us, so from an inter-agency standpoint and from a multi agency standpoint, it is a neat experience to be here alongside of all the fine men and women who serve Brazos County," said Lt. Pollock.

Deputy Josh Hearen with the Brazos County Sheriff's Office helped with inauguration security in 2005. He said it was special because they were watching a fellow Texan being sworn into office again.

"We were posted, literally, at the back door of the back entrance of the White House, right at Pennsylvania Avenue. We were right there in the middle of the action," said Hearen.

In addition to deputies with the Brazos County Sheriff's Office, law enforcement officers with Bryan PD, College Station PD, Texas A&M PD, and the Brazos County Constables offices are providing security Friday.