Drivers who enterprise outdoors in the course of the winter storm and find yourself in want of assist typically discover it from the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Courtesy Patrol.
The group, which works year-round in giant pickup vehicles, will get seen probably the most throughout excessive climate occasions just like the one this week.
“I actually do get pleasure from serving to individuals,” mentioned Ronnie Sanders, a 20-year veteran of the patrol.
NBC 5 tagged together with Sanders and his companion Dady Moise Thursday night.
Sanders and Moise are one in all 4 crews that crisscross Tarrant County highways searching for drivers who need assistance — from flat tires to operating out of gasoline.
“This one comes from my coronary heart and I am at all times happy with it, serving to individuals on the market,” Moise mentioned.
It wasn’t lengthy after their shift began that they discovered somebody.
Kywon Hightower was heading dwelling from the grocery retailer when he hit an icy spot alongside I-20.
“I slid and hit the wall and my tire got here off my truck,” Hightower mentioned.
Quickly, alongside I-35, they discovered two extra individuals in want.
It was an accident on the ice involving two automobiles.
“I used to be developing beside him and all of the sudden, he went ‘whoa,’” driver Kirby Hutton mentioned. “He simply misplaced management of his car which is, you already know, I am not mad at him or nothing. Persons are shedding management out right here in all places.”
Within the frigid situations, Sanders and Moise modified his flat tire so he may go to a close-by retailer to change data with the opposite driver, an off-duty police officer, who ended up on the opposite facet of the freeway.
“These guys are very properly wanted as a result of there are a number of accidents each day,” Hutton mentioned.
For Sanders and Moise, it is on to a different name, searching for the following driver to assist.
“I actually discover lots of enjoyment out of shifting them out of the street,” Sanders mentioned.
This system is run by the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Workplace and paid for with a grant from the Texas Division of Transportation.