Troopers and deputies fill-in for JCPD

By Perry Russom

April 3, 2014 Updated Apr 3, 2014 at 9:49 AM EDT

Town of Dickinson, NY (WBNG Binghamton) If you live in Johnson City, expect to see Broome County deputies and New York State troopers patrolling the streets for the next few days.

The Broome County Sheriff’s Office and New York State Police are lending two cars each to the village to let the Johnson City Police Department’s officers mourn the death of Officer David Smith.

"That's what we're there for,” said Broome County Sheriff David Harder (R). “We help each other during the funeral itself as well as doing the patrolling of the village.”

The two departments first took over for JCPD after the shooting on Monday.

"We'll keep (JCPD) posted,” said Harder. “We'll give them copies of reports so they know what's been going on when they went off.”

Deputies and troopers will be policing the village until Saturday afternoon. That's when JCPD will be back on the streets.

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