Police and Military Leave Fingerprints on 2017 Rose Parade
PASADENA, Calif. – There was no shortage of peace officers and military personnel in and around the 2017 Rose Parade today in Pasadena.
More than 1,000 police officers, including many in plainclothes, and dozens of bomb-sniffing dogs worked the 5-mile parade according to Pasadena police Chief Phillip Sanchez.
In planning the parade, the Pasadena Police Department coordinated efforts with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, FBI, TSA, Secret Service, Homeland Security, ICE and several local agencies, reported ABC News.
In addition to those securing public safety at the iconic event, there were law enforcement and military participants in the parade as well. Kicking off the festivities was the traditional flyover of the B-2 Stealth Bomber:
Police and military personnel marching or riding in the parade included:
- United States Marine Corps West Coast Composite Band – MCAS Miramar, MCRD San Diego and Camp Pendleton, CA
- United States Air Force Total Force Band – Travis Air Force Base, CA
- 1st Cavalry Division Horse Cavalry Detachment (Fort Hood, Texas)
- California Highway Patrol Mounted Patrol Unit (Sacramento, California)
- Kern County Sheriff’s Mounted Posse (Bakersfield, California)
- Santa Barbara County Sheriff Mounted Enforcement Unit (Santa Barbara, California)
- United States Marine Corps Mounted Color Guard (Barstow, California)
Here is a tip of the cap to so many men and women that kept the event safe and put their best foot forward as ambassador’s for our profession.