- Associated Press - Monday, September 22, 2014

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — Two Colorado sheriffs aren’t happy about the security costs of vice president Joe Biden’s short weekend visit to Aspen.

The Aspen Daily News (https://bit.ly/1paEeU9 ) reports that Biden was in town for less than 24 hours to speak at an annual event hosted by the private equity firm Forstmann Little & Co. His 40-car motorcade caused temporary closures along its 70-mile route from the Eagle County airport to Aspen Friday and Saturday.

Pitkin County Sheriff Joe DiSalvo says the visit required him to increase staffing beyond the normal three or four deputies he normally has on duty during a shift. He plans to send a bill to Forstmann Little.

Neighboring Garfield County also provided some deputies. Sheriff Lou Vallario says local communities shouldn’t have to foot the bill for presidential security.


Information from: Aspen Daily News, https://www.aspendailynews.com

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