Around the Southeastern Conference, providing sideline security for SEC programs is considered coveted duty. Some officers travel to away games, a cost paid for mostly by the schools. It can range from volunteer duty to part of the officer’s regular schedule.
Makes complete sense to me. Of course, it’s serious stuff.
“We consider it an honor because college football is such a public part of life in the south,” said Mississippi Highway Patrol Maj. Billy Mayes, a 31-year veteran of the MHP who graduated from Ole Miss in 1981. “But from my point of view, the relationship is strictly business…”
I don’t know about you, but I’d have paid good money to be inside either of those two’s shoes.