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Hurricane Heroes

November 3, 2017

When multiple hurricanes brought flooding and destruction in August and September, law enforcement officers mobilized to rescue residents and maintain order in the hard-hit areas of Texas, southern Florida, and Puerto Rico.

Florida Police Agency Uses Drones to Assess Hurricane Damage

October 1, 2017
As Hurricane Irma approached the Florida coast, this police agency deployed drones to document current conditions. After Irma made landfall, the agency sent drones out again to assess storm damage and provide information about what areas were hit the worst. Learn more about their UAS program.

Arizona Officers Come to Aid of Hurricane Evacuees

September 22, 2017
Last weekend officers of the Avondale (AZ) Police Department came to the assistance of a Florida family that had evacuated west from Hurricane Irma and needed food, gas for their vehicle, and shelter.

Governor Thanks Florida First Responders with Free Fishing Licenses

September 22, 2017
Starting Thursday, Florida's law enforcement officers and first responders will be able to go saltwater and freshwater fishing without a license until June 30, 2018, Gov. Rick Scott announced.

Jacksonville Deputies Rescue Pets Affected by Irma

September 14, 2017
The Jacksonville (FL) Police Department has been busy rescuing people affected by Hurricane Irma, as well as people's pets.

Video: Georgia Officers Rescue American Flag Toppled by Hurricane Irma

September 14, 2017
Lt. Greg Ernst and Capt. Ashley Brown of the Savannah-Chatham (GA) Metropolitan Police Department rescued an American flag that had fallen on Highway 80 on Sept. 11 after Hurricane Irma caused flooding. They returned to the area Wednesday to put the flag back.

Georgia Officers Rescue American Flag Toppled by Hurricane Irma

September 14, 2017
Lt. Greg Ernst and Capt. Ashley Brown of the Savannah-Chatham (GA) Metropolitan Police Department rescued an American flag that had fallen on Highway 80 on Sept. 11 after Hurricane Irma caused flooding. They returned to the area Wednesday to put the flag back. More Here.

2 Florida Looters Arrested for Stealing Power Pole

September 14, 2017
Two men were arrested Wednesday after an officer found a utility pole strapped to the top of a vehicle in Jacksonville, FL, days after Hurricane Irma spawned severe flooding in the city.

Miami Officers Volunteer to Assist Police in Storm-Ravaged Key West

September 14, 2017

Even though their own homes were damaged by Hurricane Irma, a group of Miami police officers are volunteering to bring aid and support to first responders in heavily damaged areas of the lower Keys, including the city of Key West.

Read More Here.

Miami Officers Volunteer to Assist Police in Storm-Ravaged Key West

September 13, 2017
In addition to the water deliveries, the Miami officers brought food and non-perishable items to their fellow responders in the lower Keys. They also lent the short-handed Key West officers a hand in keeping the peace. More Here.

Video: Miami Officers Volunteer to Assist Police in Storm-Ravaged Key West

September 13, 2017
In addition to the water deliveries, the Miami officers brought food and non-perishable items to their fellow responders in the lower Keys. They also lent the short-handed Key West officers a hand in keeping the peace.

Miami Police Ramp Up Patrol to Combat Post-Irma Looting

September 13, 2017
Miami police ramped up patrols in city streets to crack down on looting after Hurricane Irma, working overtime to nab the thieves impeding recovery efforts as residents attempt to return to normalcy after the deadly storm.

Hurricane Irma Death Toll in FL Rises to Twelve

September 12, 2017
State officials are raising the number of deaths in Florida from Hurricane Irma to 12 from the previous seven. That brings the total death toll in all areas affected by the storm to 55.

FL Police and Fire Crews Help Deliver Baby During Hurricane Irma

September 11, 2017
A family in Coral Springs, FL, called 911 when the soon-to-be mother went into labor during Hurricane Irma. Police and fire crews took a BearCat armored vehicle through the city to reach them.

Man Sues FL Sheriff Who Threatened Arrests at Shelters During Hurricane Irma

September 11, 2017
A man who claims he was denied entry to a shelter unless he underwent a background check is suing Polk County, FL, Sheriff Grady Judd, who got national attention after saying on Twitter he would jail anyone with an outstanding warrant who tried to seek shelter from Hurricane Irma.

2 Suspects Arrested After Trying to Loot Orlando Gun Store During Irma

September 11, 2017
The other suspect was taken into custody after some members of the Orlando SWAT team deployed gas in the store.

FL First Responders Trapped in Patrol Car by Downed Power Line

September 11, 2017
Two Florida first responders were rescued early Monday morning after a live power pole and electric lines crashed onto their patrol car, trapping the pair in the midst of Hurricane Irma’s damage.

Florida Police Warn Looters About “Bad Life Choices”

September 11, 2017
Authorities in Florida warned residents that "going to prison over a pair of sneakers is a fairly bad life choice" following a series of burglary arrests as Hurricane Irma was slamming the state with heavy rains and winds.

FL Officers Rescue Woman and Baby from Hurricane Irma Flooded Home

September 11, 2017
Authorities said they believe that the family would have drowned if they had stayed trapped inside their house during the remainder of the storm.

2 FL Officers Killed in Hurricane Irma-Related Crash

September 10, 2017
Two Florida officers were killed Sunday morning when their vehicles collided with each other head-on in Hardee County.
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