Hurricane season has been especially punishing this year.
Thousands of people have had their homes destroyed or damaged, their families displaced and their lives turned upside down. The damage has spread from Texas to Louisiana to Florida, leaving many tragic stories in its wake. Still, in the face of disasters like these, we are often reminded of the things that are truly important. We may even develop a deeper empathy where we wouldn’t have expected.
That was the case for Officer Kenneth Somma of the Fort Lauderdale Police Department.
Somma is one of many police officers who have been active on the frontlines of Hurricane Irma.
Needless to say, all the rescue work done by firefighters, police, National Guard members and other volunteers is invaluable and has surely helped or saved countless lives. Still, none of these people can do these acts of bravery alone. It requires a team, working together, to accomplish these goals.