Florida Police Department Shares Touching Photo Of Officer Napping With His K-9 Partner After Hurricane Irma
As Hurricane Irma hit the state of Florida this weekend, first responders worked long, hard hours to keep local residents safe. They certainly all deserve a good night’s rest! The Fort Lauderdale Police Department recently shared a touching photo of one of their officers taking a much-needed nap on a cot while holding the paw of a sleeping K-9. The pair have been identified as Officer Kenneth Somma and his K-9 partner, Eddie.
“#WeAreInThisTogether,” the police department tweeted as a caption to the sweet pic, which was posted in the early morning and quickly received thousands of likes and retweets.
— Fort Lauderdale PD (@FLPD411) September 10, 2017
The hurricane passed through Florida on Sunday, bringing with it torrential downpours and storm surges.
“This photo was taken shortly after Officer Somma and his K-9 Partner were called to their assigned place of shelter during the highest winds of Hurricane Irma,” a police spokesperson told The Dodo. “All of our officers and essential staff are working Alpha/Bravo shifts (12 hour shifts) for emergency response and clean up efforts.”