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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

2 Puerto Rico Officers Killed in Hurricane Maria Response

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

Governor Thanks Florida First Responders with Free Fishing Licenses

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.