SAPD sends more than 3 dozen officers to D.C. to help with inauguration

Officers were at airport around 5 a.m. Wednesday for their flight

SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio police department is sending more than three dozen officers to help provide additional security for Donald Trump's inauguration.

Around 5 a.m. Wednesday, roughly 45 officers arrived at the San Antonio International Airport for their flight to Washington, D.C.

The officers chosen will be lined up along the parade route during Friday's event.

D.C. officials told the Associated Press that they estimate 800,000 to 900,000 people total will be present for the celebration.

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, which runs the city's rail and bus system, is planning an all-day effort to move people on Inauguration Day with the system opening at 4 a.m., an hour earlier than normal.

"We're very excited about the opportunity to represent the San Antonio Police Department and to honor our country," Sgt. Tonya Brandt, SAPD said.

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