Claremore, Okla. - The Rogers County Sheriff's Office has launched an initiative to help their own.
"We go on calls, we help the public and we standby for them all the time," said Rogers County Investigator Coy Jenkins. "Sometimes we have to help each other."
Jenkins organized the new program called "Operation Backup," which officially began, on Sunday.
Nearly 25 members of the sheriff's office surprised Sergeant Tandy Reeder at his home. Together, they helped him chop two trees which had fallen on his propane tank. They also helped him cut down a third tree, which was dead.
Reeder was unable to complete the yard work himself, as he works two jobs in addition to his duties at the sheriff's office. He also suffers from two health conditions, which would make the work more difficult.
"I love going to work every day and being with these guys," Reeder said. "To have them come out and do this for me let's me know how much they love me back."
Reeder tells 2NEWS he is more than grateful for the help. "I don't know how to say thank you to them," he said. "I will be there on the next job they do for somebody else."
Sheriff Scott Walton participated in Sunday's project and he says his office has big plans for "Operation Backup." "We hope it's contagious to the law enforcement community and not necessarily tied to just law enforcement," said Walton. "If a firefighter or any other emergency responder would need some help, we would hope we could all saddle up and go that direction and help them."
Walton and Jenkins say they are already planning the next project for "Operation Backup," however they say it will be surprise and they will not reveal the details.
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