Indiana State Police provides safety, security to Notre Dame Trail

Published: Aug. 17, 2017 at 12:55 PM EDT
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The Notre Dame Trail spans over 300 miles throughout 11 counties.

For those taking part in this journey and for the folks at Notre Dame organizing it, it's important to keep everyone safe.

In order to do so, the Indiana State Police is escorting the group throughout the entire pilgrimage.

"The police presence is critical," Notre Dame Trail director Katherine Lane said. "It keeps us safe, it keeps us together, and it makes it possible for us to do this Trail."

"It's been fairly easy for us," ISP Special Operations Captain Dave Travis said. "It's been over a year in the making. We've spent a lot of time with the plans and the Notre Dame planners, and they've made a tremendous plan and it's very easy to follow."

"It is challenging as we move," Travis said. "That's just a matter of putting out fires as we go, and making sure everybody stays safe."

We'll continue bringing you the very latest from the Notre Dame Trail.

The pilgrim's journey continues until August 26th when everyone is invited to walk along the final stretch.

That will go from Howard Park in South Bend to Notre Dame's campus.

There, a mass will be held to culminate the two-week pilgrimage.

We'll have live coverage of that day right here on WNDU.


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