In times of natural disasters, police officers and first responders are busy trying to ensure their communities are as safe and prepared as can be.
Before Hurricane Irma hit Florida, officers from the Clearwater Police Department were working tirelessly to protect their community. But when Rachel Copeland reached out to the department because she was worried about her 94-year-old grandmother, Betty Helmuth, they took time out of their already frantic days and made sure she was prepared for the coming storm.
“Copeland reached out to the Clearwater Police Department through Facebook to see if we could recommend a way to help her prepare for Irma. We did indeed come up with a solution, and we showed up at her door with water, food, flashlights and other storm necessities,” the police department explained.
“She was excited and tickled to see the boys in blue, but she joked that she was concerned her neighbors might think they were there to arrest her. She gave them all plenty of thanks, plenty of hugs, and called them her heroes. We are glad we could be there in her time of need, to make sure she was safe and taken care of.”
“We here at the police department like to talk about how we endeavor to be community champions — and that spirit and mindset was present the day late last week when we visited her.”
Watch the entire video below to see the moment this grandmother realized why the police were knocking on her door.
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[Featured image: Facebook/Clearwater Police Department]