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40 Hennepin County Sheriff’s deputies helping at inaugural

Few of us will get to Washington for the inaugural on Jan. 20, but a select team of Hennepin County Sheriff’s deputies will be there. Forty of them will be deputized by the U.S.

Few of us will get to Washington for the inaugural on Jan. 20, but a select team of Hennepin County Sheriff’s deputies will be there.

Forty of them will be deputized by the U.S. Marshals Service so they can help with law enforcement and protection in the nation’s capital, along with some crowd control on the parade route and the inaugural balls.

The Hennepin County Board has made a deal so the personnel, travel and lodging costs will be covered by the District of Columbia, the federal government and Metropolitan Police when the deputies head east for the activities Jan. 15-21.