Georgia State Patrol is on duty at the Republican National Convention

With much of downtown Cleveland under security restrictions for the Republican National Convention, some members of the Georgia State Patrol made a cameo appearance on Twitter as they did their part to help keep things calm.

The Georgia Department of Public Safety tweeted a photo Monday showing some patrol members working with their counterparts from the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

“Troop E Troopers on the streets of Cleveland, OH at the RNC with SC Troopers. #teamwork #gatrooper” said the tweet.

About 500 Cleveland officers, roughly a third of the city’s force, will be assigned to convention duty, and they’ll be bolstered by 2,500 officers from other states.


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