The U.S. Department of Justice on Thursday announced a $1 million donation to help defray the costs of overtime for law enforcement officers who responded to the May 18 shooting at Santa Fe High School, where 10 people were killed and more injured.

The state, city and county incurred millions in expenses responding to the shooting, officials said. The Bureau of Justice Assistance had asked the governor's Criminal Justice Division to apply for the grant, officials said. The department announced awarding the grant this week.

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Rusty Schroeder

I hope this stays with the agencies that were actually involved and stayed to assist in the aftermath. Not to ALL the agencies that heard over the radio and rushed to Santa Fe like they were on fire. I live on 1764, saw all the Patrol units flying on 4 wheels headed west to the Police Station. There was no need for Houston, Pasadena, Deer Park, etc. racing down here to park in the pasture next to the station or along Hwy. 6 near the High School. The neighboring communities, SFPD, GCSD, and DPS had things under control in my opinion. You seriously would have thought a small army had invaded SF by the law enforcement that arrived. And for what reason?

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