Cleveland cops sending truckloads of water to Philadelphia


CLEVELAND (AP) — A Cleveland police union with the help of local businesses is sending two refrigerated trucks full of water, sports drinks and the city’s famed corned beef sandwiches to Philadelphia for law enforcement officers providing security at that city’s Democratic National Convention.

Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association President Steve Loomis said Monday that the trucks would be headed to Philadelphia as soon as they’re loaded.

Loomis says individuals dropped off thousands of cases of water and sports drink at the union hall last week for officers working security at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. People also donated large amounts of non-perishable food like granola bars, as well as items such as suntan lotion and bug spray.

Loomis says volunteers distributed a truckload of bottled water each day during the four-day convention.

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