Letter From Children Of Officer Headed To Help Victims Of Hurricane
Waco Police Department Sends Off-Duty Officers As Record Rainfall Lands In Texas
Waco, Texas – The Waco Police Department released a letter written by the children of one of their officers who is going across the state to help victims from Hurricane Harvey.
The Waco Police Department announced Aug. 28 that its off-duty officers were headed to the Conroe area, which is 160 miles southeast from Waco and just 43 miles north of Houston.
“As our off-duty officers head into harms way to help with hurricane Harvey rescues, we thought we’d share with you one of their family members thoughts,” the Waco police wrote on their Facebook page.
“And let me say this. I know this young lady (the Officers daughter) personally and know that it took everything her daddy could do to keep her from loading up with him to go. #DaddysGirl #WacoHeroes Sgt. Swanton.”
The city of Conroe has evacuated residents near the San Jacinto River.
One Facebook commenter said he was 160 miles from Waco and ran into a Waco Police Department officer.
“I’m sitting in a Mexican restaurant in Conroe, TX and just go to speak with one of your officers,” a David Wisby posted on the Waco police Facebook page. “Thank you so much for sending them we need the help. Gold bless you all.”
The National Weather Service reported that Hurricane Harvey – now downgraded to a tropical storm – has broken the all-time Texas rainfall record, USA Today reported.
A rain gauge southeast of Houston picked up 49.32 inches of rain from Harvey, which broke the record of 48 inches set in 1978 by Tropical Storm Amelia. The record in the U.S. for rainfall from a tropical cyclone is 52 inches set by Hurricane Hiki in 1950.
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