'State Guard' Forces Tap Volunteer Spirit

A little-known part of the nation's emergency response force is composed of so-called "state guard" organizations. They're volunteer groups, they exist in 22 states, and they're designed to back up the National Guard and help police deal with emergencies. NPR's Adam Hochberg reports.

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