By Zachary Gorchow
Free Press Staff Writer
October 29, 2008

Twenty-five members of the Michigan National Guard’s Detroit unit will
volunteer to help patrol the city of Detroit during the Halloween season
this week, a spokesman for Detroit Mayor Ken Cockrel Jr. said today.

The guard volunteers – the soldiers are not being officially deployed –
is the subject of a 4 p.m. news conference at which Cockrel will discuss
the law enforcement agencies participating in the city’s Angels’ Night
efforts, which begin tonight to prevent the arsons and vandalism that
plagued the city in the past.

Cockrel press secretary Daniel Cherrin said the added presence of guard
members would give the city more eyes and ears during the next three
nights.