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Macomb County Sheriff Mounted Deputies to Participate in Presidential Inaugural Parade

The two reserve deputies will represent the Macomb County Sheriff's Office during the 2013 ceremonies in Washington, D.C.

Two Macomb County Sheriff's Mounted Division reserve deputies will participate in the 2013 Presidential Inaugural Parade this month in Washington, D.C., according to Sheriff Anthony Wickersham.

As part of the Multi-Jurisdictional Police Drill Team, Reserve Deputies Paula Keena and Anita Schmidt will represent the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office Jan. 21, joining the parade and witnessing the presidential swearing-in ceremony and inaugural address. 

"Of the 2800 applications submitted, The Michigan Multi-Jurisdictional Mounted Police Drill Team was one of two groups from the State of Michigan selected to participate in this prestigious event," according to the Sheriff's Office. "This unit also represented the State of Michigan at the 2009 Presidential Inaugural Parade."

Mounted police officers from the Macomb County Sheriff's Office, Oakland County Sheriff's Office, Wayne County Sheriff's Office, retired Michigan State Police, Clinton County Sheriff's Office, Jackson County Sheriff's Office, Tuscola County Sheriffs Office and the Toronto Metropolitan Police Service comprise the the Michigan Multi-Jurisdictional Mounted Police Drill Team.

M McK January 11, 2013 at 01:56 PM
As the article says, the Deputies going are "Reserve" Deputies. The Reserves are not paid by the Sheriff's Department, they are volunteers. All of the expenses in the Mounted Division are the responsibility of the Reserve, not the County.
Linda Minniear January 20, 2013 at 08:37 PM
The Jackson County Officers are paying out of their own pockets to represent Michigan. As the wife of one of these participants, I resent the snide remarks made by those of you who do nothing in your communities. These men and women in Jackson are UNPAID VOLUNTEERS!! Please have more respect for those among us that give of their time to protect and represent us at an event such as this.
Jenny Whalen January 22, 2013 at 02:21 PM
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Bill Peters January 22, 2013 at 05:53 PM
Hundreds of murderers in Mcaomb county????
Bernard SCHMIDT January 23, 2013 at 03:22 PM
I was proud to find that Michigan was being represented in the parade. The reserve sheriff's mounted patrol was selected from numerous groups that had volunteered and the fact that they had to pay for it out of their own funds shows that They are proud of Michigan and are willing to show the world who we are. Bernard Schmidt

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