Police Gave NY Rangers Sheen Treatment Saturday

The New York Rangers traveled in style to and from Saturday’s game against the Washington Capitals at the Verizon Center.

D.C. police provided a police escort for the team from its hotel to the arena before the game and then to Union Station after the game, said Cmdr. Hilton Burton, who heads the department's special operations division. The team's owners were also escorted after the game to the city limits.

The Rangers reimbursed the city roughly $840, Burton said.

The escort was provided less than a week after an escort given to actor Charlie Sheen before a performance in D.C. attracted considerable attention. After the Sheen escort, Police Chief Cathy Lanier said escorts were not given to celebrities or made widely available.

In general, police escorts are reserved for the president, the vice president and visiting heads of state. Other requests can be reviewed on a case-by-case basis but must be approved by an assistant chief.

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