County to aid Cleveland marathon’s security effort

CLEVELAND (AP) — County government has promised extra help protecting the Cleveland marathon on May 19 in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings.

Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) County Executive Ed FitzGerald said Tuesday that about a dozen specially selected deputies forming an impact unit will respond to any marathon emergency.

The marathon’s executive race director Jack Staph says runners and spectators will see security officers along the entire 26.2-mile route.

Staph says the normal contingent of 350 to 400 security officers will be substantially increased. He says there will be more bomb-sniffing dogs and appeals for security camera surveillance.

Staph also says the Cincinnati and Pittsburgh marathons on May 5 will collaborate with Cleveland’s race to sell wristbands benefiting Boston bombing victims.

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