Operation Patriot Watch

Wednesday, October 31st 2007, 5:00 pm
By: News On 6

While our men and women in uniform leave Green Country to help protect our families, Tulsa police will be helping to protect the families of service members.

Under a new program, called Operation Patriot Watch, military men and women can register to have Tulsa police officers, out on patrol, keep a watchful eye on their homes and families here at home.

The program is voluntary, and Tulsa Mayor Kathy Taylor says this is one way to help ease the minds of troops heading overseas.

Military members who've had to leave their families behind, say it's a great idea.

"Knowing the extra security is there from Operation Patriot Watch will give them a little bit more comfort and make them feel a little bit more at home without their family members being nearby," said Lieutenant Wachendorf of the U.S. Army.

Mayor Taylor says a lot of people came together to make Operation Patrol Watch happen. She says this is just one of several programs in the works to help service members serving our country.

Only homes of military members who complete a request form will be included in the program. To sign up military personal can submit their information through their Family Readiness Coordinator.

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