Saturday, August 26, 2017

Aransas Pass, Texas, Police Officer Photographed Saving American Flag During Hurricane Harvey

Sean Breslin
Published: August 26,2017

Aransas Pass Police Department Officer Jack McCarty is seen saving an American flag as Hurricane Harvey bears down on the Texas coast, Friday, Aug. 25, 2017.
(Facebook/Aransas Pass Police Department)
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.
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"While some dishonor and desecrate her, APPD Ofc. Jack McCarty will stop at nothing to honor and save her," said the post.
By Saturday morning, the post had been shared some 2,500 times on Facebook, and dozens left comments praising McCarty's brave actions.

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