What does it mean to be your brother’s keeper?
If you’re a law enforcement officer in Minnesota, it means getting a company like Target to donate supplies and resources – and shuttling down an entire strike team of officers to New Orleans to help out:
We are rolling, all 70 or so vehicles. We are running a little late so I called NOPD to let them know. The officer’s response was, “When ya’ll get here we’re gonna kiss ya! We just crossed into Louisiana. Seeing a lot of military vehicles going north. Storm damage is increasing. Seeing a lot of trees down along the highway. Driving too fast to get some good photos.
This email from a resident of Mississippi is featured on their 9/16 update page.
Dear Sir or Madam:
On my way to work today I saw a long-ish line of police-type vehicles, & as I made my turn I could see on their sides “Minneapolis”!
Please extend our sincere thanks to all of the folks from Minneapolis, as well as Bloomington, Ramsey County, Roseville, and Maplewood, who have come down to help, and to those who are pitching in at home to make their trip possible.
It has to be quite a sight to see 70 Minnesota Police cars flying down the highway towards New Orleans….