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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.

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.

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.

DHS Issues Statement Regarding Safety and Enforcement During Hurricane Irma

September 6, 2017
The Department of Homeland Security today released the following statement regarding the priorities of ICE and CBP in anticipation of Hurricane Irma.

After Hurricane Harvey, Houston Responders Begin Gathering Up the Dead

September 1, 2017
So far, Hurricane Harvey has claimed at least 31 lives. Houston officials embarked on the house-to-house search to recover the dead Thursday in areas where floodwaters rose 3 feet or more.

Video: At Least 8 Dead in Harvey Flooding, TX Officials Say

August 28, 2017
Officials in Texas said Monday afternoon that at least eight people appear to have died as a result of the storm battering the state. Authorities expect the toll to rise as more rain and surging floodwaters pummel the Gulf Coast.

At Least 8 Dead in Harvey Flooding, TX Officials Say

August 28, 2017
Officials in Texas said Monday afternoon that at least eight people appear to have died as a result of the storm battering the state. Authorities expect the toll to rise as more rain and surging floodwaters pummel the Gulf Coast. More Here.

Video: Houston Police Focus on Saving Lives, Battling Looters Amid Rising Flood Waters

August 28, 2017
Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo told Good Morning America that officers completed more than 2,000 rescue missions this weekend after Hurricane Harvey made landfall on the central Texas coast, leaving thousands of people stuck inside their flooded homes.

Houston Police Focus on Saving Lives, Battling Looters Amid Rising Flood Waters

August 28, 2017
Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said officers completed more than 2,000 rescue missions this weekend after Hurricane Harvey made landfall on the central Texas coast, leaving thousands of people stuck insode their flooded homes. More Here.

NC Trooper Shoots and Kills Man in Area Flooded by Hurricane

October 11, 2016
A North Carolina state trooper searching for people trapped by flood waters in hard-hit Lumberton shot and killed an angry man who confronted officers while holding a gun, authorities said Tuesday.

Fla. Motor Cop Struck By Lightning

June 27, 2013
Officer Deglys Chavarria, 27, was heading south on North Roosevelt Boulevard at Palm Avenue when he was struck by the bolt, reports the Key West Citizen.

Video: Dash Cam Captures Okla. Tornado

June 3, 2013
A Moore (Okla.) Police Department cruiser captured the approaching tornado that struck the area on May 20 as Sgt. Mark Snavely looked for distressed residents.

Ark. Wildlife Officer's Body Recovered

June 3, 2013
Officer Joel Campora of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and Sheriff Cody Carpenter drowned Friday morning on the Fourche Lefave River near Y City in western Arkansas.

Dash Cam Captures Okla. Tornado

June 3, 2013
A Moore (Okla.) Police Department cruiser captured the approaching tornado that struck the area on May 20 as Sgt. Mark Snavely looked for distressed residents. Read the full story here.

Ark. Sheriff Dies In Flooding

May 31, 2013
Scott County (Ark.) Sheriff Cody Carpenter died Friday in Western Arkansas flooding and a wildlife officer who had accompanied him was still listed as missing.

Sandy Report: NYPD Used Ineffectual Patrol Boats

May 3, 2013
Police should have been using inflatable craft with outboard motors that can operate with 18 inches of draft. They are made of galvanized rubber that can easily be decontaminated and stored.

Agents Impacted by Hurricane Sandy

December 4, 2012

As witnessed after Hurricane Katrina devastated the Louisiana and Gulf Coast region, law enforcement officers affected by a disaster are both victims and first responders, not one or the other.

Concert Benefits Officers Affected by Sandy

November 29, 2012
The Monmouth County (N.J.) Traffic Officers Association has scheduled a benefit concert to help police, fire, and EMS personnel who were affected by Superstorm Sandy.

N.Y. MTA Officer Sings Anthem at Knicks Game

November 8, 2012
A New York state transit police officer will sing the national anthem before the New York Knicks' NBA game on Friday after a ceremony honoring the victims of Superstorm Sandy.

FLEOA Collects Donations for Sandy Victims

November 2, 2012
The Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA) is collecting donations for officers who have been struck by Sandy's devastation via their Website.
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