Wichita Co. law enforcement officers honor fallen Dallas police

WICHITA FALLS, TX (KAUZ) - Wichita County law enforcement heeded Governor Greg Abbott's call to unity as they turned on their patrol cars' emergency lights to honor all peace officers Friday morning.

It marked the one-year anniversary of the Dallas Police shooting.

All peace officers turned on their emergency lights at 10:00 a.m. outside the Wichita Falls Police Department.

"This lets us remember that we are here together," Wichita Falls Police Chief Manuel Borrego said. "We do it whether we're state, county, federal or local."

That mission they said is to protect the people who walk the streets they patrol.

"I don't know where we would be without them," Rita Bridges said.

She still remembers where she was when she heard about the Dallas police shooting.

"Shocking," Bridges said. "It was just shocking. You don't think about something like that hitting that close to home."

She said she respects law enforcement for their bravery.

"It makes you realize it can happen anytime, anywhere and that's why our law enforcement is so precious to us," Bridges said.

"We worry about it every day and we pray that it never happens. But we know that in this line of work that it's a huge possibility," Chief Borrego said.

Bridges is not the only one who has the highest respect for the law enforcement.

Governor Greg Abbott said in a statement he will not tolerate violence against women or our men in blue. He also sent out a tweet thanking Texans and law enforcement for their unity.

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