Early Monday morning, Lakeland, Florida, police officers received a call about a stranded vehicle. Trapped inside was a young family, with children ages 6 and 10 months old, according to WTSP.
And even though it was 12:30 a.m. and Hurricane Irma was at its “full strength,” the officers did not hesitate to come to the family’s rescue.
The LakelandPD Facebook page shared the heroic story:
Not wasting any time, the officers boarded a Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle to power through the rising waters.
They arrived just in time:
When the officers got there:
The water had reached the kids [sic] car seats. Thankfully… all were not injured and officers were able to safely get them out of the car for transport. With no injuries, they were taken to their house.
Lakeland PD wrote that when you become an officer, “you hope you make a difference in the lives of others.” And this weekend’s selfless actions prove that “there is no doubt these officers made a difference!”