Michigan State Police troopers to work GOP convention in Cleveland

LANSING, Mich (WLNS) The Michigan State Police will be providing security at the upcoming Republican National Convention.

The city of Cleveland as asked for more than 100 uniformed officers to help with security and crowd management.

The request comes through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact, an agreement that gives states the opportunity to ask for assistance from other states.wholesale jerseys All costs are paid by the EMAC.

The group from MSP will be in Cleveland for one week beginning July 16. “I am proud our department is able to fulfill this request for trained and experienced state troopers capable of professionally handling crowd management and security at such a high profile event,” said Col. Kriste Kibbey Etue, Director of the MSP.

Troopers will be primarily in place for security and crowd management but some motorcycle officers will also provide vehicle escorts during motorcades.

This is not the first time Michigan has provided resources for out of state events. Since 2002 MSP has traveled to Hurricane Katrina in 2005, flooding in Minnesota in 2009, Hurricane Irene in New York in 2011 and Hurricane Sandy in New Jersey in 2012.

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Michigan State to retire Morris Peterson’s jersey

game against Illinois at Breslin Center.

“I remember going into the Breslin the first time, looking up to the rafters and seeing all the great guys who have been through Michigan State,” Peterson said Friday. “To have my name mentioned with those guys is just a tremendous honor.

Peterson’s number will hang alongside those of: Scott Skiles (No. 4), former teammate Mateen Cleaves (No. 12), Steve Smith (No. 21), Johnny Green (No. 24), Shawn Respert (No. 24), Jay Vincent (No. 31), Greg Kelser (No. 32) and Earvin “Magic” Johnson (No. 33).

The former first round draft pick of the Toronto Raptors will leave shortly after the ceremony to join his current team, the New Orleans Hornets, for a 7:30 game against the Detroit Pistons at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

A former All American and Big Ten MVP, Peterson is the subject of one of college basketball’s greatest transformation stories.

He was recruited out of Flint Northwestern and out of shape when he joined Michigan State coach Tom Izzo’s fledgling program in 1995. Peterson said he could not run a mile before his first freshman practice and was a defensive liability. Izzo had difficulty playing him for extended periods of time.

“I started from the bottom, probably the worst (condition) a guy can come in with,” Peterson said. “I wasn’t real responsible and I had to mature. class. “When I came into the office, I knew I was in trouble. I stayed in the players lounge during the whole trip and I told myself that when the guys get back, I’m going to be a changed man. http://www.cheapnfljerseysonlineus.top I think I never looked back from then.”

Peterson developed into one of the nation’s top all around players in his final two seasons.

As a junior in ’98 99, Peterson became the first nonstarter to earn first team All Big Ten honors. Peterson was an All American and All Big Ten selection after averaging 16.8 points and six rebounds per game as a senior.

He is ranked 10th on MSU’s all time scoring list with 1,588 points, after playing on three Big Ten championship and two NCAA Final Four teams.

“If I look at who had an impact on my career and why I’m still here, Morris Peterson would definitely be one of the leading candidates,” said Izzo, who values Peterson’s occasional visits with the team and conversations with current players.

“The guys who came before me like Steve Smith, Shawn, and Eric (Snow), and even Magic kind of set the bar for me and us,” Peterson said. “It was important for me to see those guys being involved and I’m just trying to carry the torch on.

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