Well step off was set for 0800 hrs. They obviously had to wait for all those who were stuck in traffic. Traffic sucked!
Why didn't the 1st district step off first? There were units that led off and patrol was pushed back.
All in all nice location for a backdrop but poorly planned in our opinion. Hopefully they learn from their mistakes and next year will be smoother.
Also we heard from one of our own (sergeant) that after 8:00 the lot attendants were looking for vehicles occupied by civilians only and charging for parking.
Plenty of officers were dropped off by their families (running late) and we wonder if they were charged for parking.