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City, county employees grit teeth through triple digit temps

City, county employees grit teeth through triple digit temps

During summer's dog days, some Williamsburg police officers are patrolling armed with a special weapon: 7-Eleven coupons.

The department's administrative secretary Deby Middlebrook makes sure officers don't leave the office without the Slurpee coupons and coolers full of water bottles. Both tools can be used to keep officers and community members hydrated during the particularly hot days the Historic Triangle typically experiences in July.

"You can kind of gauge if someone looks a little dehydrated, they're sweating profusely or they're a little out of breath. And as simple as offering them water — they're shocked that we're carrying around water," Williamsburg...

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