One Texas police officer has quickly gone viral and for the best reason.
As Hurricane Harvey rampaged the Gulf Coast, Officer Jack McCarty braved the storm to save an American flag which was being battered by the winds and rain.
Per Fox News:
Aransas Pass Police Department posted on Facebook a photo of Officer Jack McCarty battling the strong winds and rain to take an American flag down before it was whipped away.
“While some dishonor and desecrate her, APPD Ofc. Jack McCarty will stop at nothing to honor and save her. #GodBlessAmerica #HurricaneHarvey,” the department wrote on Facebook Friday.
Check it out:
While some dishonor and desecrate her, APPD Ofc. Jack McCarty will stop at nothing to honor and save her. #GodBlessAmerica #HurricaneHarvey
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The officer braved horrendous conditions to show respect to the flag:
Harvey came ashore as a Category 4 hurricane about 30 miles northeast of Corpus Christi, with 130 mph wind gusts. By Saturday, Harvey was downgraded to a tropical storm, but brought more than 20 inches of rain and “catastrophic flooding” to southeastern Texas Sunday morning.
The Weather Channel reports the photo, and the officer’s courage, went viral over social media:
A police officer in Aransas Pass, Texas, refused to allow Hurricane Harvey to claim an American flag in danger Friday, and his actions are the subject of an image that’s quickly going viral.
According to a Facebook post from the Aransas Pass Police Department, Officer Jack McCarty rushed into the storm to grab the flag, which was about to be claimed by the powerful storm that was just hours from landfall. In the image, McCarty can be seen holding the flag just before it was brought to safety and out of the storm.