Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Jerry Saslav, Massachusetts National Guard Public Affairs
Spc. Evan Harrison, a military policeman, 772nd Military Police Company, Massachusetts Army National Guard, scans the far side of the crowd as Sgt. Jeffrey Richard, scans the near side of the crowd while providing security along the Framingham, Mass., route of the 2014 Boston Marathon, April 21, 2014. Approximately 600 Massachusetts National Guardsmen are deployed along the route to assist local authorities in ensuring that the 2014 Boston Marathon is as safe as realistically possible. Due to the record number of runners this year, Guardsmen from numerous states are augmenting the Massachusetts National Guard's own specialized units.