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By Donald Lambro
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Topic - Jerry Leyshock
After a year of preparing for one of the biggest events to come to the city in decades, Kansas City police are ready to prove they're as capable as any big-city force of delivering a stellar performance at the Major League Baseball All-Star game.
The prospect of a terrorist attack is a given at all high-profile events, he said, but lessons learned since 9/11 have prepared law enforcement to identify threats and respond accordingly.
Capt. Jerry Leyshock, a 32-year veteran of the St. Louis Police Department who has been in charge of the police detail at Busch Stadium for a decade, said pickpockets and counterfeiters pose some of the biggest problems at such high-visibility events.