Officer posted at Disneyland

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Disneyland officials here said the park will pay the Anaheim Police Department to post an officer on-site during park hours year-round.

The decision was in response to the death of a Washington state visitor, who was killed on the Columbia ride last December. Police were previously stationed in the park only during peak-visitor periods.

The police officer, who is stationed at Disneyland's security office behind Main Street USA, is in a position to respond to any emergency immediately, a Disneyland spokesman said. The Columbia ride remains closed.

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