Hundreds of officers from 36 agencies to help police US Open

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TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — About three dozen law enforcement agencies are helping provide security for the U.S. Open golf tournament at Chambers Bay.

The Seattle Times reports that Pierce County is paying the security bill, which could top $2 million.

County Executive Pat McCarthy says she expects the event to draw up to 30,000 a day and generate more than $140 million in spending in the region.

The Pierce County Sheriff’s Department is the lead agency for public safety. It’ll get support from police departments around Puget Sound, as well as state, federal and military agencies. Sheriff’s spokeswoman Sheri Badger says a total of about 450 to 500 officers are expected to assemble.

The U.S. Open is June 18-21 at Chambers Bay in University Place. The course is owned by Pierce County.

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