BROOKHAVEN, Ga. – Two police officers are getting a lot of attention for helping a family stranded in floodwater.
A photo posted by the Brookhaven Police Department near Atlanta shows Officer Dustin Patton without any socks or shoes, with his pants rolled up. The photo was taken on Christmas Eve.
According the the post, he had just waded in knee-deep water to save a family trapped inside a handicap van.
According to the post, the family’s daughter is handicapped and could not get out as the water rose.
Officer McIntosh was not photoed, but also assisted in the rescue. Thankfully, everyone made it out safely.