PCPD uses bikes to check on residents post Hurricane Michael

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PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Some Panama City Police Officers opened up about the first few hours after Hurricane Michael.

Many roadways were impassible by car and that's why officers say they turned to their bicycles to check on residents.

Officer Jon Constantino and Sergeant Dusty Patterson say it was a rocky ride but they were determined to make it to the Cove and Glenwood areas.

They say as soon as the wind calmed down, they biked for hours going door-to-door, but it wasn't just police officers helping residents, it was people helping people.

"We had people come out to us offering us to come inside, 'hey you want something to drink, some water, do you want something to eat'," Panama City Police Officer Jon Constantino said.

"Typically the people that avoid us were stopping in the road and offering us water and you know, we were trying to offer them water," Panama City Police Sergeant Dusty Patterson said.

Both Constantino and Patterson rode the storm out at the police department which sustained heavy damage.

If the need ever arises again, they say they won't hesitate to grab their two wheels and roll through local neighborhoods to make sure residents are safe.