THE GROSSE POINTES — The long arm of the law is reaching out to victims of hurricane Sandy.
Grosse Pointe public safety officers are helping a New York City policeman and his family whose house was destroyed due to the storm.
"They lost everything," said Joe Adams, a City of Grosse Pointe patrolman.
Although the storm victim, Thomas Sikinger, and his family live in Massapequa on the south shore of Long Island, their house wasn't swamped. It burned down.
"His neighbor had a generator in the basement. It caught fire and spread," said Detective Gina Griffin, one of Sikinger's coworkers in the organized crime control bureau. "The only thing standing of Tommy's house is the chimney."