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Cherokee Nation Marshals headed to help Texas flood victims

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Posted at 5:18 PM, Aug 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-29 18:59:37-04

More Oklahoma First Responders are in Texas tonight helping flood victims.

10 Cherokee Nation Deputy Marshals left Tahlequah Tuesday to stage in San Antonio for flood relief efforts.

The deputy marshals have swift water training to help pull victims out of high water.

This is the second time the tribal law enforcement service has responded to a major natural disaster.

12 years ago, the Cherokee Nation Marshal Service assisted with relief efforts after Hurricane Katrina.

“Katrina was more of an after the fact,” said Captain Danny Tanner. “We didn’t have any rescues. It was more of the assignments of protecting the communities that have been evacuated. This time it’s going to be going into those communities that are still flooded and still performing rescues,”

The Cherokee Nation also donated $15,000 to the American Red Cross.

 

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