Twelve Leon County sheriff's deputies and two EMTs volunteered for the assignment. For the next 10 days they will be manning an aid distribution center in West Palm Beach to help maintain order.
The deputies say south Florida law enforcement has helped them in the past, and it's their way of saying thank you.
Paul Mathews, a Leon County paramedic, says, "It's nice to help out our neighbors in Florida. I just wanted to be able to help them out a little."
DET Lee Majors with the Leon County Sheriff's Office says, "It's our moral and sworn obligation to help these people. It's only a matter of time before we need help, and they will come up here and do for us."
The Leon County Sheriff's Office was able to muster this group of volunteers together in less than 24 hours.
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