Friday, September 02, 2005

We Dont want your Help !!!

Louisiana Officials Tell Loudoun Deputies To Turn Around
RSS Feeds From ABC 7 Friday September 02, 2005 9:04am
Leesburg, Va. (AP) - Plans for a group of Loudoun County Sheriff's deputies to help police near New Orleans are on hold.

Sheriff's spokesman Kraig Troxell says the deputies had to turn around at Virginia's border last night when Louisiana state officials decided they weren't needed.

The original request for help came from the Sheriff's Department of Jefferson Parish near New Orleans. Troxell says Jefferson Parish is still asking for help, but the state isn't giving the approval.

Troxell says they spent hours trying to get through to the state or Federal Emergency Management Agency before they were told to turn back.

The plan was for the 22 deputies to be sworn in as officers in Louisiana to help maintain order. They were carrying extra guns, ammunition and supplies for up to 14 days.

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