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St. Louis-Area Police Have Quietly Been Aiding Darren Wilson by Providing Him With This Service


"I don't know how he can live a normal life."

FERGUSON, MO - UNDATED: In this undated handout photo provided by the St. Louis County Prosecutor's Office, Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson is seen in Ferguson, Missouri. Police officer Darren Wilson shot 18-year-old Michael Brown on August 9th, 2014. A St. Louis County 12 member grand jury who reviewed evidence related to the shooting decided not to indict Wilson on charges, sparking large ongoing protests. (Photo by St. Louis County Prosecutor's Office via Getty Images)

Police officers in the St. Louis-area have been quietly providing former Ferguson officer Darren Wilson with voluntary security while off-duty since the August shooting that claimed the life of Michael Brown and ignited passionate protests around the country.

Jim Pasco, executive director of the national Fraternal Order of Police, told USA Today Monday that some FOP members have been providing Wilson with round-the-clock security free-of-charge.

"I don't know how he can live a normal life,'' Pasco said, adding that officers would continue to "work with him as long as necessary."

Since the August shooting, Wilson and his family have been the subject of countless death threats from around the country.

Neil Bruntrager, Wilson's attorney, confirmed off-duty officers have been providing his client with security.

"This arrangement is very unusual, but point me to a case like this one,'' Bruntrager told USA Today.

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