How did police keep Pence safe during Chippewa Valley visit?

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Eau Claire (WQOW) – With the vice president in town you may have noticed some traffic delays or road closures.

Several Chippewa Valley law enforcement agencies coordinated with the Secret Service to make sure that Mike Pence’s visit to Eau Claire and Altoona went smoothly.

Eau Claire police had 25 officers spread between the airport and J&D Manufacturing keeping an eye on the route the vice president took and every intersection along the way.

Supervisors from each agency met with Secret Service prior to the event to plan which areas needed officers posted and when they needed them.

“The safety of the vice president, and really everyone else. We want to make sure that the pedestrians that are here watching the vice president and the motorcade are also safe,” said Eau Claire Officer Bridget Coit.

Many of the road closures and delays were momentary as the vice president’s motorcade drove to and from J&D Manufacturing.

Eau Claire police had six officers assisting traffic between Melby Street and Anderson Drive.

Coit also said officers did not have to respond to any issues.

Samantha Wensel

Samantha Wensel

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