Tulsa County Sheriff Deputies helping in Moore

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Updated: 5/23/2013 5:38 pm Published: 5/23/2013 4:49 pm

There are all kinds of volunteers from Tulsa helping out in Moore.

FOX23 tagged along with some Tulsa County Sheriff's office deputies and found that helping out isn't always the most exciting thing, but it still makes a huge difference.

“This devastation is…as we're driving back and forth from where we're staying to our post, the command post, the amount of destruction…it's amazing the amount of stuff," said Captain Scott Vickers.

Vickers drove down Tuesday evening with a team of 8 Tulsa County deputies.

Their job here, "basically, we've been standing at the post and checking to verify people live in the neighborhood, have a reason to be there or not to be there, assisting where we can," he said.

The stories he's heard along the way are heartbreaking. He told FOX23 about a woman who came up to him crying.

"She could not recognize where she was at. All the landmarks, all the street signs are gone, all the landmarks, all the buildings she was used to were gone. And she had driven by where she used to live and didn't even know it," he said.

And while their job isn't the most exciting, “it's not always glamorous and it's not always in the middle of everything," he said.

Somebody’s still got to do it.

"And if we do it, that means Oklahoma County, or Moore PD, or Oklahoma City officer doesn't have to do it. And they can take care of doing their normal job, or taking care of their family, or taking care of more pressing matters," he said.

Captain Vickers said it's still unclear how long he and his team will be in Moore, but he says they will stay as long as the local police need their help.

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