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Michigan State Police troopers headed to New Jersey to help with Sandy recovery

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NEW JERSEY (WKZO) --   280 state troopers from eight states, including Michigan, have arrived in New Jersey to help with security and recovery operations. They are expected to be deputized today.  24-troopers left from Jackson Sunday headed to the Garden State for a 7-day deployment. 

Governor Chris Christie requested the aide under an Emergency Management Assistance Compact. They will man checkpoints and run patrols in Monmouth and Ocean counties. 

It’s only the second time Michigan has sent state troopers to another state. The first time was in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Troopers are also being sent from Pennsylvania, Maryland, Mississippi, Florida, Maine, Vermont and Louisiana.

 

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