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Photo Of Deputy Goes Viral When People Notice Something About It

After the devastation of Hurricane Harvey, Texas police officers worked tirelessly in their rescue efforts. One officer worked a 12-hour shift trying to help those who had suffered from the effects of the massive storm. He was so exhausted after his shift, he was caught napping in the office. The photo has gone viral and is a testament to the work our law enforcement officers do.

The photo was of Texas sheriff’s deputy Robert Goerlitz, who practically passed out after his exhausting shift. Someone in the office snapped it and sent it to a friend, who then posted it on Facebook.

"This photo was sent to me by friend at the Harris County Sheriff's Office. This deputy worked 12+ hours thru the night, doing high water rescues. Worked until he couldn't stand anymore. This man and hundreds more just like him are out there, saving Texans!! Much respect sir!" read the poster's comments.

The picture shows the officer sitting on the hard floor with his back against a desk. His arm is propped up on an old bag of charcoal, and he's still wearing rubber wading boots. His head is drooping, his eyes are closed, and he looks like he was just too tired to even get up, go home, change clothes and get into bed.

The photo quickly started getting passed around until it had thousands of views. Commenters praised the officer, thanked him, as well as other officers for their dedication during the deadly floods that swept through the area.

"Well respected man! He always put others before himself!" read one comment.

"That's called true dedication! They are truly always just one call away," read another comment.

"I know this man personally and he truly is a hero. He has always put others before himself both personally and professionally. I am honored to call this man a friend," read another.

Another viral photo features SWAT team officer Daryl Hudeck wading through knee-deep flood waters carrying a mother in his arms. She's holding her 13-month-old sleeping baby on her chest.

"I was just keeping an eye out and as soon as I saw the SWAT team member carrying her and then seeing the baby, I just couldn't believe that baby was wrapped up in there and not crying," said photographer David Phillip to the AP. "It was just tender. It was very special."

In the wake of the devastation, uplifting stories of rescues and heroism are pouring in. One news station was flooded and had to evacuate, but one of their reporters on location remained live on the air and managed to assist with the rescue of a truck driver stranded in 10 feet of water. The news cast has gone viral, too.

Photos of rescue workers getting kids and the elderly out of flooded areas are making headlines. Displaced residents wading through flood waters as they try to carry their beloved pets to safety have been making the rounds as well. Social media is ablaze with acts of selflessness and compassion. The city has really come together.

“I’ve met more of my neighbors in the last 24 hours than I have in the last 20 years,” said rescue volunteer Steve Hresko.

Source: Yahoo
Photo: Harris County Deputies' Organization, Facebook

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