CT sending 100 country wide shield participants to DC for presidential transition

greater than 100 members of the Connecticut national protect can be deployed to Washington to “help and facilitate the peaceable transition of presidential power,” Gov. Ned Lamont’s office introduced Tuesday.

The deployments have been requested by way of federal countrywide shelter officers.

Personnel sent to D.C. consist of individuals of the Connecticut defend’s armed forces Police “in addition to two patrol explosive-detection dog teams.”

besides a militia Police unit and military working dog groups (also regarded MPs), the shield is deploying civil support crew individuals for Chemical, biological, Radiological, and Nuclear surveillance, in line with Capt. Dave Pytlik, a public assistance officer for the Connecticut countrywide shield.

“The state of Connecticut stands ready to assist ensure the peaceable transition of energy and offer protection to our democracy,” Lamont referred to in a written statement. “may additionally God bless our courageous men and girls in uniform, and the USA of the usa.”

The Connecticut Air countrywide preserve has additionally alerted C-130H defense force cargo plane crews, that could ferry troops and substances “during the country if vital,” the governor’s workplace pointed out.

The Air protect’s 103rd Airlift Wing operates C-130’s out of Bradley Air drive Base in Windsor Locks.

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Lamont’s office referred to the deployments and activation of the safeguard contraptions “will not have an impact on the state’s ongoing efforts to comprise and combat the COVID-19 virus.”