Young girl supports law enforcement after losing home to flood

Published: Aug. 21, 2016 at 10:50 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 21, 2016 at 10:52 PM CDT
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(Source: Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Office)
(Source: Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Office)
(Source: Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Office)
(Source: Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Office)

DENHAM SPRINGS, LA (KSLA) - As the cleanup phase begins in South Louisiana, it seems the flood has brought more people together than ever before.

Images have emerged of people who have lost everything, turning out to help their neighbors.

Sunday morning shed even more light on the good hearts of residents in Denham Springs. While assisting in Livingston Parish, Natchitoches Parish deputies Derrick Caballero and Aaron Sines were patrolling when they were approached by a little girl with a big gift.

The child took the time to make and hand out thin blue line bracelets to law enforcement officers working in her hometown.

Even through tragedy, the young girl wanted to show her appreciation and support to law enforcement.

Deputies say the girl's home was destroyed during the flood.

In return, Deputy Cabellero reached into his police cruiser and handed the girl a blue stuffed hippopotamus his wife gave him a while back to give to children if a situation arose.

"Please continue to pray and support the citizens of South Louisiana during this long recovery," the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Office posted on their Facebook page Sunday.

Natchitoches Parish deputies will continue to assist Livingston Parish Sheriff's deputies through the upcoming weeks.

A new team was deployed to the area Sunday evening.

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