As Hurricane Harvey swept through Texas over the weekend, police officers, firefighters, and other emergency personnel stocked up on coffee and prepared to head out and save lives.
Hurricane Harvey made landfall on August 25, 2017. People all over Texas were affected by the storm, with the cities of Houston, Galveston, and Rockport especially hard hit.
Streets were flooded, houses were destroyed, and people were left in dire situations. In many cases, the flood waters rose so quickly that people weren’t able to evacuate safely, and did everything they could to stay safe while sheltering in place.
Meanwhile, first responders knew they had to do everything they could to rescue their fellow Texans. Houston officers immediately headed out to save people and animals from the storm’s impact.
A photo of a Houston officer posted to the website Reddit quickly went viral — and it’s easy to see why. The man, still dressed in uniform (with his flood boots still on), is asleep on the floor, wiped out from exhaustion.