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CT police receive sentiments from communities in the wake of the Dallas shootings

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Police said someone left flowers for them following the shooting in Dallas. (Naugatuck police photo) Police said someone left flowers for them following the shooting in Dallas. (Naugatuck police photo)
NAUGATUCK, CT (WFSB) -

Police departments across the state said in their time of mourning, their communities have responded with support.

The Waterford Police Department said it received support from two little girls.

They left officers thank you notes in the department's lobby.

Police thanked Angela and Mikayla for the notes and their support.

The Naugatuck Police Department said it was "touched by a simple act" first noticed Friday morning.

Officers said someone left a bouquet of flowers at the foot of the department's flag pole on Spring Street.

Police said between the roller coaster of news coming out of Orlando, Baton Rouge, Minnesota and now Dallas, emotions have been aimed at officers almost daily.

Lt. Bryan Cammarata said the flowers were a small, but helpful gift. 

"It's on your mind, you know about it, and to see something like that as a small sign of support meant a lot," said Cammarata.

Police posted a photo of the flowers to their Facebook page. 

"As police officers we sometimes don't know where we stand with the public and our communities based on what's happening around us in the country," the department said in the post. "In the past few weeks we have seen officers in Orlando rush to a night club mass shooting followed by praise for their swift and 'unbiased' actions, then the officer-involved shootings in Baton Rouge and Minnesota this week that have seemingly painted all police officers as 'racist, biased, and trigger happy,' followed by last night's sniper shootings of police officers in Dallas, it's tough times for the career of a police officer."

Flowers were received by departments in Orange and Norwalk as well as East Windsor.

Police in West Haven received a dozen pizzas. Check out some of the nice deeds done for law enforcement by clicking here.  

"The police officers put their life on the line every day. You gotta feel for these people, because there are good cops and there are some bad cops," Waterbury resident Leslie Dempsey said. "You gotta feel for the good cops, because they're really just trying to protect everybody." 

Stratford police lieutenant Frank Eannotti said they also received tokens of appreciation.

"The department received many calls and displays of support it is greatly appreciated by all of us and our families.  We are proud of the accomplishments we have made working within the community especially with the town's youth programs which we hope will continue to foster these bonds and sense of community," said Eannotti.

Cammarata said it's their job to protect people while knowing the risks they face.

"We know that the dangers are, we know what the possibilities are, but you have to put that to the back and get the job done first," said Cammarata.

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