Florida Police Department Shares Touching Photo Of Officer Napping With His K-9 Partner After Hurricane Irma

Animals by Julia Lynn Rubin on 09/12/2017

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.

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.”

Seriously Irma, it's time to move along….

Posted by Kim Logan-Maus on Sunday, September 10, 2017

(H/T: TODAY, The Dodo)

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