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Chief Steve Anderson's Statement on Boston Tragedy


April 15, 2013


The following is a statement from Chief Steve Anderson in regard to today’s tragedy in Boston and planning for the upcoming Country Music Marathon:

“The Nashville Police Department is now and has been in the security planning process for the April 27th Country Music Marathon.  Today’s explosions in Boston will factor into that planning as we meet in the coming days with marathon organizers.  We will be in contact with law enforcement in Boston and our federal partners with the FBI and ATF prior to finalizing our strategies.  The Nashville Police Department is absolutely committed to the safety and enjoyment of this event by runners, their families and race enthusiasts.”
In 2012, more than 350 Metro police officers and supervisors were involved in staffing the Country Music Marathon.  They were supplemented by probationary officers, police officer trainees, Office of Emergency Management personnel and Metro Park Police officers, bringing the total staffing level last year to more than 470.