In the wake of the Dallas shooting and killing of five police officers, there has been an outpouring around the country of people expressing gratitude to their local police departments.
Connecticut is no exception either.
At the South Windsor Police Department, they received cards, flowers, food, and more, all from people who want to let them know they are grateful for the job the police do every day.
"As I came in this morning there were flowers in the briefing room, there's a whole lot of food dropped off earlier today from one of our local residents who came in with her daughter with cookies for all three shifts in their own boxes so the day shift folks don't eat them all,” said South Windsor Deputy Chief Scott Custer.
“It's very gratifying. We don't do this certainly for public recognition. We have a belief in keeping our community safe. Making the community safe for everybody certainly it's heartening to get this kind of support from the community,” Custer said.
The showing of support has been happening at police departments all over the state.
In Glastonbury, a cake in the shape of a police car showed up, and a little girl also presented a gift and posed for a photo with an officer.
In West Haven, a pizza and a note saying “stay safe” was delivered.
In Wolcott, goodies were delivered with notes offering words of support.
Willimantic police received donuts, and Middletown police received a cake that simply stated “Thank you for all you do.”
"The outpouring for the officers is wonderful. They're here to protect us. Being the acts of just a few of them, it should not reflect on the actual cop community in the whole,” said Janet Dakin of Manchester.
In South Windsor, a moms club is already planning to bring lunch for the officers on Tuesday.
To see more photos of the support the community is providing, click here.
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