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Girl writes note to police officer dad headed to help Harvey victims

Posted at 9:21 AM, Aug 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-29 09:21:15-04

WACO, Texas — As an off-duty police officer with the Waco Police Department prepared to head out and rescue people from Harvey’s flooding, his daughter wrote him a heartwarming note.

She seemed to know that what her father was about to do was risky, but so important for the people left stranded and endangered by the storm.

“Dear Daddy, I hope you don’t get hurt, but I hope you help other people that need it more than you do,” she wrote. “I hope no one gets hurt more. I hope everyone gets away the hurricane. I love you!”

The Waco Police Department posted the note along with a few words about the plucky little girl behind it.

“I know this young lady personally,” Sgt. Patrick Swanton wrote. “And know that it took everything that her daddy could do to keep her from loading up with him to go.”