Wallkill cops to patrol Wal-Mart on 'Black Friday'

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Wallkill police officers have received permission from the town to patrol the local Wal-Mart during the "Black Friday" weekend in an effort to prevent a dangerous stampede.

Wallkill Town Supervisor John Ward says under a tentative agreement Wal-Mart will foot the bill to provide enhanced security.

Not everyone, however, supports the town's decision to have police officers provide security for a retailer.

"I would suggest Wal-Mart have [its] own security," says Mildred Sarnecky, of Monroe.

Wallkill officials insist the Wal-Mart patrol will not cut into the number of police working over the holiday weekend, and that only off-duty officers can sign up.

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