Georgia officers rescue fallen American flag from Irma floodwaters

The American flag flies once again after Georgia police officers saved Old Glory during a patrol to evaluate damage caused by Hurricane Irma.

Savannah officers Lt Greg Ernst and Captain Ashley Brown were sent to evaluate damage around a nearby island after it had suffered extensive flood damage. As they were driving through waters on the commonly driven Highway 80 they spotted a piece of driftwood with something on the ground next to it.

“When we saw that flag on the ground, we knew it wasn’t going to be on the ground any second longer than it had to,” Lt Greg Ernst told Fox News. “We just stopped the car and got out and rescued her.”

The flag had been flying at on that stretch of highway since the 1980’s.

“This flag is a very familiar landmark going out to Tybee Island. It has been up for years…so everybody knows the flag,” Brown said.

After gently removing the flag from the ground the officers laid the flag out to dry.

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