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$100K Donated to Florida LEOs, Volunteers Affected by Hurricane Michael

November 9, 2018
“This storm hit us very hard,” Sheriff Ford said, noting about 60 staff members and deputies lost their homes. “Their resolve has been inspiring. They didn’t skip a beat in serving their community.”

Police Departments Sending Truck Loads of Donations to Hurricane Victims

November 5, 2018
Members of the community joined officers with the Clearwater (FL) Police Department in gathering supplies to bring to survivors of Hurricane Michael.

Verizon Wireless Services Up and Running in Florida Panhandle

October 25, 2018
Services for Verizon's customers and first responders in the Florida Panhandle are back up and running now, providing wireless coverage essentially everywhere it was before Hurricane Michael hit.

Verizon Helping Keep First Responders Connected During Hurricane Michael

October 12, 2018
As people deal with the effects of Hurricane Michael in the Southeast, Verizon's emergency preparedness teams are working to keep emergency responders, communities, and families connected and safe.

Photo: Florida Sheriff's Deputies Pause in Prayer Before Hurricane Makes Landfall

October 12, 2018
The Leon County (FL) Sheriff's Office posted a picture to Facebook showing deputies bowing their heads in prayer as they braced for the imminent landfall of Hurricane Michael on October 9, 2018.

2 Detainees Drown in Prison Transport Van Swept Away by Hurricane Florence Floodwaters

September 19, 2018
Two people being transported in a sheriff’s office van in South Carolina died Tuesday when the vehicle was overcome by floodwaters, the Horry County (SC) Sheriff's Office said.

Missouri Deputy Drowns After Patrol Car Washed Off Road

September 10, 2018
Sheriff Arnott told reporters that Roberts had just cleared a call, which was a 911 hang-up, when he radioed in that his car had been washed off the roadway.

Video: Ohio Officers, Robbery Suspects Seek Cover from Tornado Together

April 9, 2018
Police said there were shopping carts blowing around, patio furniture scattered from a restaurant, benches, even a lamp broke off and fell on a cruiser. Hail pelted the lot and the winds picked up. The officers knew they had to get the teens to safety inside the nearby Hobby Lobby store.

Kentucky Officer Washed Away and Drowns in Flood

March 5, 2018
Kentucky State Police say they were notified around 9:15 p.m. (CST) Friday that a Hickman police officer was missing and was possibly in a flooded field.

Puerto Rico Police Using Sick-Outs in Campaign to Get Millions in Overtime Pay

December 28, 2017
The increase in absences recently prompted Puerto Rico Police Chief Michelle Hernandez to recommend that U.S. National Guard soldiers help fill the temporary vacancies.

LEOs Repair Officers' Homes Damaged in Disasters

November 22, 2017

When Hurricane Irma hit Florida and Hurricane Harvey hit Texas, outside agencies and members of the community stepped up to lend a hand to officers whose homes were damaged or destroyed.

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.

2 Puerto Rico Officers Killed in Hurricane Maria Response

September 25, 2017
Agent Héctor Matías-Torres and Agent Lorenzo-González of the Puerto Rico Police drowned when their vehicles were caught in floodwaters during Hurricane Maria.

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.

TX Chief Slams the Washington Post for Errors in Hurricane Coverage

September 15, 2017
On Tuesday, the Aransas Pass (TX) Police Department went all in on the Washington Post following a recent article about the city recovering from Harvey.

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.

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.
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