LOGAN — Local law enforcement are expressing their appreciation for the support from local citizens as they mourn the death of five police officers who were shot Thursday night in Dallas, Texas.
Logan City Police Chief Gary Jensen said several people called the department Friday wanting to show their appreciation for the work that officers do. The outpouring of support has been overwhelming for many of the department members who are not ones that usually like to get praised.
“Clearly, appreciation for what it is that we do is wonderful,” said Jensen. “But it’s funny how these gentlemen and women want to be unsung, so to speak, and simply serve their community in the best capacity that they can.”
Local citizen Melanie Norton sent a message to officers that described how she was grateful to the Cache County Sheriff’s Office and Logan City Police Department for all they do to keep the community safe. She said that she was grateful to officers and deputies’ families, who stand by them as they risk themselves for the communities’ behalf.
Jensen said he fears that the hatred some people in this country have toward police will not change.
“This will never end and I’ve talked about this in the past with those that have asked the question. There is nearly a million police officers nationwide and you cannot gather a million people in any profession, whether it be governmental, private or any other fashion, and not have mistakes being made.”
Jensen, who has worked for several different agencies across the state, said he is grateful for the community here that respects what law enforcement officers have to do.
“You know there are times where we come into question or perhaps have scrutiny on how or why we did what we do, but by and large the community is very supportive of local law enforcement, whether that be Logan City or other police municipalities here in the valley. I feel very blessed to be in a community that treats us the way that they do.”
Many in law enforcement, including Logan officers, have placed shrouds over their badges as they mourn and honor the officers killed in Dallas. The shrouds will remain in place until after funeral services are held.
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