Come Hell Or High Water


Let’s face it, most of us don’t handle adversity very well.

We all know people who call in sick simply because they have a hangover or are bummed out their team washed out of the NCAA tournament (thanks, Xavier!).

Other people manage to drag themselves into work, considering that some kind of monumental achievement, only to pass the hours playing cards or finding strategic places to nap.

Then there are the worker bees. These are the kinds of folks who show up to work with broken arms from the day before and don’t complain about the pain even once.

These are the types of people who could lose everything in a flood—like the one currently causing havoc near the Texas/Louisiana border—and still make it in on time.

Lieutenant Dan Herman from the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office in Louisiana is that type of person.

“It’s never flooded like this before. I’ve never seen water this high,” Herman told reporters, describing the damage to his own home.

Herman has been serving with the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office for about 20 years and hasn’t missed a shift since disaster struck.

“I’m working, but that’s my job. That’s what I do,” said Herman. “I know the people in the area and they’re going through the same thing and I’m no different. I’m just like them.”

Click the “READ MORE” link below to check out Herman on the job and the devastation the water has brought to the area.


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