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Boots donated to HPD officers

Boots donated to HPD officers


OF HELP CAN I GET? THAT’S ALL ON CLICK2HOUSTON.COM.>>>SPEAKING OF HARVEY, MANY POLICE OFFICERS WHO WERE OUT COVERING THE STORM WERE NOT EQUIPPED WITH APPROPRIA FOOTWEAR. BOY, DID THEY FIND OUT THE HARD WAY. NOW NEARLY 1,000 OF THEM HAVE NEW BOOTS THANKS TO A GENEROUS DONATION. OUR RYAN KORSGARD LIVE WITH WHO MADE THIS CONTRIBUTION. RYAN?>>Reporter: THREE MONTHS AGO, THE BAYOU THAT IS NOW WAY DOWN THERE, WAS UP HERE. POLICE OFFICERS WERE HERE AND JUST ABOUT EVERYWHERE. TODAY THEY GOT A LITTLE EXTRA HELP. NO ONE APPRECIATES A WARM, DRY PAIR OF BOOTS LIKE THE HOUSTON POLICE OFFICERS. TODAY A BOOT COMPANY DONATED NEARLY 1,000 PAIR OF RAIN BOOTS TO HOUSTON POLICE OFFICERS. SENIOR OFFICER WORKED IN FLOODED KINGWOOD DURING HARVEY.>>WHILE WE WERE PREPARED FOR THE WORST, WE WEREN’T PREPARED FOR THIS. SO WITHOUT THE SUPPORT OF EVERYBODY, OF CONTRIBUTIONS LIKE THIS, WE DIDN’T HAVE RUBBER BOOTS DURING THE HURRICANE. IF YOU ONLY HAD ONE OR TWO PAIR OF SHOES, THAT’S WHAT YOU HAD TO GO WITH.>>Reporter: HE AND HUNDREDS OF OTHER OFFICERS PICKED UP THE NICE, NEW, YELLOW BOOTS AT THE HOUSTON POLICE OFFICERS UNION HALL NEAR DOWNTOWN HOUSTON.>>ANY TIME SOMEBODY COMES UP TO US ON THE STREET AND SHAKES OUR HANDS, IT MEANS THE WORLD TO US. BUT CAN YOU IMAGINE WHEN SOMEBODY DONATES A PAIR $80 BOOTS? IT MEANS THE WORLD TO US.>>Reporter: THEY ALSO GOT A FREE PAIR OF GLOVES. THOSE WILL COME IN HANDY RIGHT AWAY. THOSE NEW BOOTS? WELL, THEY’LL STAY IN THEIR PATROL CARS FOR NOW. READY FOR THE NEXT TIME IT RAINS.>>WE GREATLY APPRECIATE THE CONTRIBUTIONS LIKE THIS AND EVERYTHING EVERYBODY DID FOR US.>>Reporter: IT’S ONE THING I KEPT HEARING FROM THE POLICE OFFICERS TODAY. NOT JUST THE BOOTS, BUT EVERYTHING THEY HAVE SEEN IN THE LAST THREE MONTHS, THEY APPRECIATE.


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