Chief to talk domestic terrorism PDF Print E-mail
Written by DEBBIE ROGERS Sentinel Staff Writer   
Monday, 09 September 2013 09:49
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WALBRIDGE - Twelve years ago this Sept. 11, Police Chief Kenneth Frost wasn't even a patrol officer and was only considering joining the U.S. Coast Guard.
The tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001 convinced him to continue the process of service to his country.
"That was just my little push," Frost said. "I knew I wanted to do something, and that was it."
The move led to Frost's fascination with terrorism and homeland security. His master's degree, from Tiffin University, is in homeland security administration, and Frost has an impressive collection of textbooks and manuals on terrorism. Part of the 9/11 Commission Report rests on the bookshelf in his office.
Frost will speak about the facts and myths about domestic terrorism pre- and post-9/11 at Wednesday's Walbridge Block Watch meeting, set for 6 p.m. in the town hall. The day is the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
Terrorism, the chief said, can happen anywhere - even in the tiny village of Walbridge. A terrorist's tools can be small (an envelope of anthrax) or large (a bomb under a bridge).
And the whole concept is terrifying.
"A terrorist is willing to die for the cause. That makes for a very scary enemy," he said.
Frost is one of the founding members of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, but he brushes off the title, saying all members of the U.S. Coast Guard got the accolades.
"I have been in homeland security since day one," he said.
He chose the Coast Guard over other branches of service because its members are always on duty. Frost said it's like a real-time mission, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
"The Coast Guard is there to help people all the time."
Frost has been police chief in Walbridge since February 2011 and was given village administrator duties in May 2012.
 

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