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Utahns show gratitude to local law enforcement in wake of Dallas shootings

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Posted at 12:39 PM, Jul 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-10 23:52:22-04

SALT LAKE CITY — Utahns across the state reached out to their local law enforcement agencies expressing appreciation and gratitude after five police officers were gunned down in Dallas, Texas.

The shootings occurred on Thursday during a Black Lives Matter protest, when a sniper opened fire on police officers in the crowd.

On Friday, Utah police officers were hit with waves of support by the public they serve.

Capt. Tyson Budge with Logan City police wrote on the police department’s Facebook page how he anticipated watching the officers go out and do their jobs unnoticed and underappreciated.

“The many well wishes and concern being sent to us through social media, emails, and deliveries of tokens of appreciation are humbling,” Budge wrote.

On Saturday, Spanish Fork Public Safety posted on its Facebook page pictures of posters that were left at the station overnight, which read: “We love our police officers.”

Ogden Police received deliveries of cards, snacks and pizza.