Quick-thinking city of Dallas employees spent Friday working to save the public tribute to the fallen officers.
It came after a hard summer rain threatened to destroy some of the more delicate tributes left by the public outside the Dallas Police Department’s headquarters.
“I was just listening to the news and I heard thunderstorms and I was just like, ‘Ahh! Paper and water don’t mix,'” said Jo Giudice, the director at the Dallas Public Libraries.
They filled the basement of the Dallas Public Library with boxes and boxes. Staff will now spend days drying, sorting, and eventually archiving the gifts from the community.
“I didn’t need to tell [the library staff] to handle everything with respect,” Giudance said. “They do that. It’s hard. It really brings it home to see all the items that people chose to bring down.”