It's a challenging time for those in law enforcement right now across the country including right here in Connecticut.
Three officers were gunned down Sunday in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and five policemen were shot and killed the previous week in Houston, Texas.
Despite the recent police ambushes, one officer in Fairfield said he still has an important job to carry out.
"We can't run away from it. We can't shy away from it. We swore to protect the communities that we serve, and that's what we have to do. I usually just prepare myself for anything, I get into the mindset that anything can happen," said Officer Romaine Chamberlain.
The dangers that come with the job are even more apparent with the recent police killings.
"We definitely have that in the back of our heads all the time. We do keep that in mind."
Officer Chamberlain believes the community needs a strong police force now more than ever.
"I absolutely love this job, and I it never crossed my mind to do anything else. Even though it's tough right now, this is the best time to be a police officer because we have the opportunity to show our community and the whole country what we are really about," said officer Chamberlain.
He also explains that he knows that residents have respect and support for police.
"Our interactions with citizens is overwhelmingly positive. That's why I personally have faith and believe that this is the best time to be a police officer and to show that the reason many of us took the job is to help people make this a better place, to make this country a better place, and make our communities a better place."
Officers with the Fairfield Police Department will be traveling to Louisiana to show support for officers there.
They did the same for the tragedy in Dallas as well.
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