Officers Leave Millions In Shock After What They Are Caught Doing To Flag

Two officers patrolling the highways after Hurricane Irma were evaluating the damage when they spotted something lying among the debris. The officers realized they had a rescue mission on their hands, and they jumped into action.

There is a lot of controversy surrounding the American flag these days. Most of it revolves around people fighting for their right to disrespect the flag because they're unsatisfied with some things going on in the country. It's nice for a change to see someone going out of their way to show respect for the symbol of our country, and for those who fought for it.

Officers Lt. Greg Ernst and Captain Ashley Brown were driving up and down Highway 80 after the storm receded. They drove through the water near Savannah in an area that suffered from some major flood damage. That's when they got a glimpse of a familiar color combination.

An American flag was crumpled up in the water, on the ground, near some driftwood. “When we saw that flag on the ground, we knew it wasn't going to be on the ground any second longer than it had to,” said Ernst to Fox News. “We just stopped the car and got out and rescued her.”

The particular flag that they rescued was familiar to both of them. It had been on that stretch of road for some 30 years.

“This flag is a very familiar landmark going out to Tybee Island. It has been up for years...so everybody knows the flag,” said Brown.

After they rescued the flag and got it flying rightfully on a flag pole again, they felt good about the mission. That's when Brown remembered what day it was, and it felt even more right. It was September 11.

"We were so busy and it was so much going on with the hurricane, it hadn't even crossed my mind about Patriots Day until I had got home, calmed down, decompressed," Brown explained. “When I realized that it was actually September 11, I think that feeling of pride grew about what we had done. I called Ernie at the house and told him. We both agreed that it was a very special thing..."

"One of our flags had been rescued on Patriots Day, and I think we both were very prideful of that,” he said.

The officers were in general proud of their community and the way everyone came together for the emergency. Police had been exhausted; both Brown and Ernst had worked 12-hour shifts. Before the storm, they were helping people prepare and get to safe locations. After the storm, they were helping people left stranded, suffering from damaged homes or lack of power. They were both overwhelmed by the support they got from the local residents.

"We would drive by and they would offer us coffee and whatever they could do," Brown said. “If getting this flag up for them...We know it’s going to be a very comforting thing, [and] it's just our way of saying 'Thank you' to them."

Source: Fox News
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