Five agencies from the Virginia law enforcement community (Chesterfield County Police, Henrico County Police, Virginia Beach City Police, Virginia State Game Wardens & Virginia State Police) volunteered to assist with the relief efforts on the Mississippi coast that was impacted by Hurricane Katrina. I was proud to serve with such a fine group of professionals. The officers were assigned to Hancock County to support the county/police departments. The eastern side of the eye wall of Katrina went directly over the Hancock County and the entire government infrastructure was destroyed. The police departments lost everything (patrol vehicles, jail & department headquarters). We were there to support the local enforcement folks with all calls for service. Officers worked every day on either a 6AM-6PM or 6PM-6AM shift. I am the guy in the front row, fourth from the left, in the beige uniform, kneeling behind a gator head (gift from the local game warden).
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