Cop Stands in Pouring Rain to Help Snapping Turtle Cross the Road in Maryland

Police Officer Sharnise Hawkins of the Greenbelt Police Department was photographed standing in the middle of the road during a storm, making sure no cars hit a turtle trying to make its way across the street.

It was an odd scene as the officer stood in the pouring rain and grinning from ear to ear as she escorted the snapping turtle.

“That’s pretty much just me,” she told Inside Edition. “I love to smile.”