Heightened security at vigil

| August 7, 2012

MENASHA – Those attending Tuesday night's vigil in Menasha noticed an extra police presence at the temple.

And officials say it might not be the last time you'll see officers on site.

Two Menasha police officers patrolled the grounds outside the Sikh Temple of Fox Valley.

"It's kind of a dual job, to provide that presence and little bit of a sense of security, both for church goers and the people attending the vigil, and then certainly also to keep an eye on what's happening out there and if we see anything suspicious, to address it," explained Menasha Police Officer Aaron Zemlock.

But officials say the heightened security could continue.

"We're waiting a little bit to hear from the FBI as what to whether this was definitely a lone situation or if this was a situation where we're dealing with other people, that will impact how we go forward," Zemlock said.

"Big concern is security right now, this religion is welcoming everybody, every faith, every religion, but, I don't know," said Head Priest of the Sikh Temple of Fox Valley Singh Balli.

Temple officials say the safety of their followers is top priority.



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