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Former Cop Braves Hurricane Flood Waters to Rescue His Mom

After 45 minutes of swimming, walking, wading, and pushing through the water, Lauder made it to her house where he heard her screaming. When he got inside, he put his mom on a table and bundled her in dry sheets.

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SC Law Enforcement Responds to Hurricane Ian

South Carolina Emergency Management Division reports Hurricane Ian made landfall just south of Georgetown as a Category 1 hurricane at 2:05 p.m. Friday.

FL Deputy’s BWC Captures Video of Swiftwater Rescue

One responding deputy had 200 feet of rope in his patrol vehicle. Combined with that, five deputies formed a human chain to pull the woman to safety in rushing water reported to be 10 feet deep.

FL Agencies Assess Hurricane Damage, Respond to Flooding

“Obviously, we've been hit. We've been hit very hard,” says Sheriff Carmine Marceno, who surveyed the damage by helicopter. “I can tell you from the heart, there are no words that can describe what we got to see.”

As Autumn Arrives, Police Prepare for Rescuing Victims from Floodwaters

Earlier this month, dramatic body-camera footage was released showing officers in California pulling a woman and her two children from raging floodwaters that suddenly swept them from their vehicle. This event should serve as a clarion call for agencies to provide swift-water rescue to officers.

Dozen of Dallas Police Vehicles Damaged in Flooding

More than two dozen Dallas Police Department vehicles were damaged in what meteorologists have called a "thousand-year rain event" in late August.

Birmingham Officers Hailed as Heroes for Saving Drowning Woman

"Birmingham Officers Evans and Burnett pulled up at 15th Ave North and 28th Street in Norwood last night to discover a vehicle completely submerged in floodwaters. They dove in to see if someone was in the vehicle," the Birmingham Police Department said.

CT State Police Identify Officer Killed in Storm Flood

The area where the incident happened is a road that lies along the intersection of three rivers and according to locals, is prone to flooding during intense rain. It’s likely Sgt. Mohl was checking on the river and flood conditions in that area.

CT Trooper Dies After Being Swept into River by Storm

State police found the sergeant’s car then had to search another few hours before finding the trooper, who had been swept away by flood waters. He was taken by Life Star helicopter to the hospital. His injuries are reportedly critical.

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NJ Officers Swept Away in Floodwaters Fire Their Guns to Summon Help

Officer James Hoffman's patrol car started taking on water, then started floating away — sliding sideways about 100 yards into deeper water. He ditched his bulky duty vest, climbed through a window and started swimming. He found a tree and held on.

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