Kentucky Guardsmen assist Civilian Agencies with the Kentucky Derby

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Photos and Story by Spc. Michelle Waters, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment


LOUISVILLE, Ky, (May 1st, 2010) — Over 360 Kentucky Guardsmen from the 198th Military Police Battalion, Recruiting and Retention, 41st Civil Support Team, 63rd Aviation Brigade and several civilian agencies provided support to the Louisville Metro Police during the Kentucky Derby on April 30, 2010 in Louisville, Ky.

Command Sgt. Maj. Timothy W. Mullins, of the 198th Military Police Battalion , talks to Sgt. Jim Bland, of the Louisville Metro Police, about security measures during the Kentucky Derby on April 30, 2010 in Louisville, Ky. Mullins, who is also a trooper for the Kentucky State Police, will be honored with the Governor’s Medal of Valor for courageous acts while on duty, on May 5, 2010.

“ We are here to provide a security presence to augment the Louisville Metro Police and other law enforcement agencies,” said Command Sgt. Maj. Timothy W. Mullins, of the 198th Military Police Battalion.

These soldiers will provide logistical and transportation support, infield and gate security as well as Command and control of security support operations.

The Kentucky Derby is just one more event that solidifies the relationship between the Kentucky National Guard and law enforcement and other civilian agencies as they regularly work together during State emergencies and prepare for these events.

Members of the 1103rd Military Police Company patrol the fairgrounds during the Kentucky Derby on April 30, 2010.

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