Local police see an outpour of love after Dallas shooting

Posted at 12:08 AM, Jul 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-10 00:08:26-04

CINCINNATI -- It's been a tough week for many law enforcement agents as they mourn the death of fellow officers killed in Dallas. But local agencies say an outpour of love from the Greater Cincinnati community is helping them heal.

"It's a hard job. We put our lives on the line every day," said Lt. Bill Unrgrue of St. Bernard Police Department. "Every law enforcement member across the country is hurting right now."

Community members are performing acts of kindness in many ways -- from ordering pizza to handwritten cards.

"Small gestures like that mean a lot and go a long way," Ungrue said.

Cincinnati Police Officer Gelber Stewart, who has donned the badge for 15 years, said the Cincinnati community never fails to be thankful and appreciative of law enforcement.

"We're so thankful and we're so blessed for the support," Stewart said. "They're bringing in food, gifts, and wherever we go they constantly stop us and tell us thank you for our service.

"It's a privilege to serve the city of Cincinnati and the citizens, and I take it to heart."

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