Ohio police chief writes touching tribute to community following damaging tornado
The chief says he is ‘grateful and humbled’ by the work put in to restore his community
By PoliceOne Staff
SHELBY, Ohio — Following an EF-2 tornado that caused damage to the community, the city of Shelby’s police chief shared his appreciation in a touching tribute, local news station FOX 8 reports.
"We have been so blessed with food, drinks, snacks and an outpouring of support from this awesome community. So many businesses and individuals have chosen to feed first responders, our service crews, and even residents. We have had offers of shelter from individuals and groups; people compelled to act and compelled to be selfless," wrote Shelby Police Chief Lance Combs.
The chief said seeing utility workers from different communities working to restore power made him choke up. The workers accomplished more than a week’s of work in less than two days, according to Combs.
Find his full letter below: