Police face coast-to-coast winter weather, challenges
Here’s a roundup of how police departments across the country are handling the bizarre pattern of winter weather
By Suzie Ziegler
The biggest news story this week has almost certainly been the extreme winter weather in places that rarely get it, like Texas and Louisiana. Road conditions, snow removal and power outages have taxed public safety resources and personnel. Despite that, some officers are finding the snowy, silver lining.
Here’s a roundup of winter updates from police departments across the country.
Detroit police officers visit seniors to help shovel snow after a record storm.
Likewise, police in Kansas suited up to shovel snow for the less able-bodied.
Police in Tennessee provide an escort for plow trucks after some close calls.
Enjoying the snow
While the snow has been stressful at times, some police officers (especially K-9s) are taking time to savor the rare conditions.
https://twitter.com/OFallonPolice/status/1360559475153862656 https://twitter.com/NeenahPolice/status/1362051931368263682 https://twitter.com/RoanokePoliceTX/status/1361134818147373060 https://twitter.com/WSMV/status/1361788741732433921 https://twitter.com/ToledoPolice/status/1361427594219053058
With winter weather comes winter driving. It can be especially hairy in states that don’t normally think twice about the drawbacks of front-wheel drive.
A Schulenberg patrol car was responding to an accident in Texas when another car crashed into it, nearly hitting an officer.
You actually need to clear off the entire car…
https://twitter.com/EdmondsPolice/status/1361391106504593408 https://twitter.com/MassStatePolice/status/1359184191410237440 https://twitter.com/SATXPolice/status/1361311372122939395 https://twitter.com/AbbyPoliceDept/status/1361390592023015424