Keeping The Super Bowl Safe: As Told By an Air and Marine Agent
When we think about helicopters defending the sky from domestic terror threats, we probably think of something out of a movie. Air Interdiction Agent Edwin Montufar wants to let you know that “most of these movies were based on reality.” Super Bowl 53 required the
support of over 40 federal, state, and local agencies to oversee an event of such magnitude. Despite the partial government shutdown, the US Department of Homeland Security ensured that the festivities would proceed without incident. After receiving direction from the Homeland Security Director, the Office of Air and Marine Operations, a part of US Customs and Border Protection, prepared to send agents to Atlanta tasked with securing the attending public. Montufar and his team flew in four days before the Super Bowl and left the day after.