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WTOP-FM Personality Assists with Traffic Jam

Topic: Community-Focused Initiatives
Posted on 9/14/2015

During a particularly busy evening for Washington, DC area police, WTOP Director of Traffic and Weather Operations Jim Battagliese headed to the heart of the city to report on the subsequent traffic jams. Upon surveying the tie-ups, Battagliese began assisting the police with directing traffic. A letter of recommendation from the police states, “Without being asked, and with no personal gain, Mr. Battagliese sacrificed his time to support the mission of the U.S. Park Police in a time of need.”

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