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Since Dallas tragedy, outpouring of support comes in for law enforcement

Posted at 4:49 PM, Jul 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-11 20:14:21-04

“I've seen a lot of ups and downs during my career, but this one is kind of the apex right now of the worst,” said La Vista Police Chief Bob Lausten.

Last Thursday five law enforcement officials were killed and seven others were wounded when a sniper opened fire in Dallas. 

“You know  it could be you, any day,” said La Vista K9 officer John Danderand.

Since the tragedy in Texas law enforcement agencies across the country have received acts of kindness and messages of support. 

“I think it's great that people will come out and realize the job that law enforcement has,” said Chief Lausten.

Here at home officers are feeling the love.  On Monday, La Vista resident Chris Miller dropped off cookies for the La Vista Police Department. 

La Vista K9 Officer John Danderand says his department is overwhelmed by the support. 

“You don't see the good people every day and when you get to see the good ones it's nice, it's very nice,” said Danderand.

On Friday an area teen stood outside Omaha Police Headquarters and played “Taps.” 

Omaha Police Officers have taken to social media to thank citizens for everything from food to homemade cards.  In Bellevue a special Tuesday morning event is planned for police. 

“They're the best of the best and I find it hard to believe that the interaction won’t be positive,” said Councilwoman Carol Blood.

Bellevue City Councilwoman Carol Blood invites the community to come out to Bellevue PD Headquarters during shift change Tuesday morning between 6 and 7 a.m.. to honor the officers. 

"We're going to cheer, we are going to pat them on the back, were are going to high five them, we are going to do whatever comes naturally to let these people know that they're sincerely appreciated,” said Blood. 

Councilwoman Blood hopes to see everyone Tuesday morning at Bellevue Police Headquarters at 1510 Wall St.