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Summerville officer goes above, beyond for cleaning storm drain during flooding

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCBD) -When it comes to clearing storm drains in Summerville, it is not something residents expect a police officer to handle.

But Officer Angie Elmer took it upon herself to help out when flooding began happening near homes, last Thursday.

The officer responded to a call in the area to handle traffic control near the flooding, but later, got out of her patrol car and started clearing away debris from a storm drain with a rake.

"She dived right in," said Sharon Millhouse. "The water was up to her knees. And it passed my knees in certain areas. And I was like, you know you don't have to do this, really, we got this. And she was like, no I feel so sorry for you."

And, Officer Elmer knew Millhouse's late brother, who used to work together with her at the North Charleston Police Department.

"So happened that they worked together some years ago and she was one of the honorary pallbearers at my brother's funeral," said Millhouse.

Millhouse said she was very appreciative of the officer's efforts.

"It meant a lot to all of us. And everybody was stopping by to see her out there," said Millhouse "It was just like out of this world for her to do."


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