“I do my job for them,” Dashcam footage shows officers heading into heart of Moore tornado

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MOORE, Okla. - It was something many Oklahomans were not prepared for on what began as a beautiful March day.

On Wednesday, Sgt. Joseph Williams, with the Moore Police Department, was doing his job when he got word of a tornado.

"I have a KFOR news app on my iPad and a little drop down came down that said, 'Tornado on the ground," Sgt. Williams said.

Sgt. Williams immediately headed into the damaged area to help the victims.

As he was headed to help residents in need, Sgt. Trevor Troxell's dashboard camera was rolling and caught the tornado in action.

Sgt. Troxell immediately began helping victims of an accident, while Sgt. Williams ran to check on homeowners.

While watching his body camera, you can hear him yelling as he looks into a roofless home.

When no one answered, he kicked in the door.

"I just wanted to make sure that everybody was safe. I was hoping for nothing. From the last one, I did see some things that, you know, you didn't want to see," Sgt. Williams said.

Thankfully, no one at the home was hurt and he was able to move on to other residents.

As they were putting their lives on the line to save others, the officers' own families took cover at home.

"I do my job for them and the City of Moore," Sgt. Williams said.

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