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Police step up security during Pass parade

Pass Christian police put several new security measures in place at this year's parade. (Photo source: WLOX News) Pass Christian police put several new security measures in place at this year's parade. (Photo source: WLOX News)
PASS CHRISTIAN, MS (WLOX) -

Extra security measures were taken at the St. Paul Carnival Association parade on Sunday, one year after two people were shot to death and two injured after a post parade shooting.

The Carnival Association and Pass Christian Police Chief Tim Hendricks added new procedures, including a boost in the number of officers on the route.

The time of the parade was moved up 30 minutes.

More barricades were added, and no parking was allowed on Second Street for the parade.

"I feel very secure at this parade, and I have to say that the police do a commendable job, excellent job keeping us secure," said paradegoer Chester Boldyn. "I hope that they don't make it any more inaccessible. That's what we love about this parade so much is that it's so easy to get to and move around and not feel like you're so restricted."

The Pass Christian Police Department arrested eight people for charges ranging from disorderly conduct to DUI.

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