While the rest of the Sunshine State was being instructed to get out or hunker down, its police officers geared up to get to work.
Photos from police departments and sheriff’s offices all over Florida working hard to ensure the safety of its citizens.
The Fort Lauderdale posted a photo of a police officer and his K9 taking a rest after they had worked non-stop to help with evacuations.
— Fort Lauderdale PD (@FLPD411) September 10, 2017
The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office posted a photo of a police cruiser with its trunk full of bedding and supplies, saying its sheriff’s deputies may not “have any idea” when they’ll be coming home.
“When you leave for work and you don’t have any idea when you will be back home. You are prepared that your police car is now your bed,” the sheriff’s office wrote. “You have enough food and clothes to be self sustained for 72 hours. JSO is ready for Hurricane Irma. We are here for you!”
Officers in Sarasota rescued a stranded woman and transported her to a shelter, the police department said.
The Gainesville Police Department posted a photo showing hundreds of officers ready to battle the storm.
“Hundreds of officers have left their families at home to serve and protect you!” the department wrote on Facebook. “We are here if you need us and will be out until the sustained winds keep us inside for safety.”