Interview with Richard Valeriani
QUESTION 12
INTERVIEWER:

NOW CHARLES QUIN SAID SOMETHING TO ME INTERESTING ON THE PHONE, HE SAID AT SOME POINT YOU HAD BODY GUARDS, WAS THIS NBC'S IDEA, YOUR IDEA AND WHAT, WAS THERE A SPECIFIC INCIDENT THAT PROMPTED THIS?

Richard Valeriani:

I don't remember if there was a specific incident that prompted the use of bodyguards, for NBC people, but we, it was dangerous and we knew it was dangerous and in circumstances where we had to do some traveling, if you had to go from a place like Camden to Montgomery to feed, had to go a long stretch of lonely road, and for a while they sent down former cops, from the Chicago police force, always very large, and they acted, they, acted as couriers in fact as well as bodyguards, and they were there for a dual use. But that was not a permanent fixture. It was just in circumstances where passions were running high. I guess it must have been after there had been some incident, but frankly I don't remember what the incident was that triggered it.