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Attacks on police are changing the way officers approach their days

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(AP Photo/Max Becherer) (AP Photo/Max Becherer)
FAIRFIELD, CT (WFSB) -

This latest shooting of police officers has law enforcement all across the country on edge.

There is a danger that comes with the job, but the Fairfield Police Chief said nothing can prepare them for something like this, targeted because of the uniform they wear.

"To have us just roll into this multiple killing of police officers, it's another sad day for everybody,” said Fairfield Police Chief Gary MacNamara.

He, like many others around the country, was stunned to hear what happened on Sunday morning.

"What you see happening with these targeted attacks on police officers, it ultimately changes the way police officers approach their day and their shift,” MacNamara said.

He has been a member of law enforcement for 28 years, and he said anyone who puts on the uniform understands that there is underlining danger that comes with the job, but what has happened in Dallas and now Baton Rouge, is different.

“When you start to attack police officers just because they are police officers, it throws off the level of security throughout the communities,” MacNamara said. "So every call we approach now, we have to approach it with some level of concern."

He said this is also an opportunity to work better with the communities they serve to try to change the current climate.

"I think we want to maintain some level of balance and I think the important message is to understand that as police officers, our community needs us now more than ever,” MacNamara said.

The chief said two of his officers just got back from Dallas on Saturday. He said they will now will make plans to head to Louisiana to support those officers as well.

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