I had to run to Seattle this morning to look at a project at a Boeing facility. On my way home there was your typical stop and go traffic backup associated with an accident on northbound interstate 5. I saw some blue and red lights on a couple of white SUV’s and assumed it was Washington State Patrol. I was a little surprised to see two DHS Tahoes parked on I-5 with their lights on, behind what appeared to be your typical I-5 accident. These were “Federal Protective Service” units, charged with “protecting thousands of federal facilities” according to DHS’s website.
Not exactly sure why they were part of this accident scene, but it seems a little odd that two of them would be involved in something like this, with all the WSP and SPD units in the area that could assist with this mess. Perhaps the totaled GMC Denali is some new type of “Federal Facility” that requires two units to protect?
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