From messages of support on social media, emails of encouragement and food dropped off at police stations, people have come forward to show officers their appreciation.
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Mimi Chan, an Apex/Cary area mom, took pizzas to the Apex Police Department, her 5-year-old son made officers a homemade thank-you card, and Chan gave away leggings from her business for female officers.
"Late night the last thing I did was just read up on all of the crazy things that have been happening in the past few days," Chan said. "And when I woke up in the morning, I think the first thing that just came to my mind was the Apex Police Department just because they helped my son out when he was 4-years-old for Halloween."
Chan said her son uses a wheelchair to get around and that the department went above and beyond to help him.
"My son wanted to be a police officer for Halloween ... and the Apex Police Department just completely jumped on board, they built him this amazing Halloween costume for his wheelchair. It had blinking lights, it was so awesome," she said.
"And it was really cool to see the police department reach out to the community like that, and I know that they're very involved in the community, so I just thought about them today.
"I think they work so hard. It's just not an easy job; it's dangerous a lot of times and when something negative like that happens in the world, you always want to focus on the positive and share love," Chan added.
Chan said she's surprised at how emotional she was over the Dallas shooting, especially because she doesn't have any relatives who are in law enforcement and doesn't know any officers personally, but she said she feels touched by the event nonetheless.
"It's just a really scary time for our kids to grow up in," Chan said. "And I feel really bad for all the families involved and all the victims, so our thoughts are with them, but it's a really scary and uneasy time for everybody."
Chan and her family were not the only one's showing the Apex Police Department and other local law enforcement offices support.
Check out what others are doing below.
Apex Police Department
We have such an awesome community! Thank you for all the goodies! We 💙 serving our community! pic.twitter.com/HMcNhqQoCp— Apex Police Departme (@ApexPolice) July 8, 2016
Thank you to all of our members who helped us provide a generous donation of Pizza to our Apex Police Department! pic.twitter.com/grpSP1Vcmw— Apex Chamber (@apex_chamber) July 8, 2016
Raleigh Police Department
@raleighpolice Sending a prayer to all you guys at RPD. Be safe in. Thank you for your services to our community.— Marc (@mrmarc74) July 8, 2016
The Raleigh Police are some of the best men and women I've ever met. Please don't judge others based on the actions of others.— Katerra (@Kxterra) July 8, 2016
Durham Police Department
Fayetteville Police Department
@FayettevillePD Thank you for all you do for this city. I'm praying for you all.— Debra Robinson (@dmrobin88) July 8, 2016
Chapel Hill Police Department
Garner Police Department
On behalf of the men & women of @GarnerPolice tks to everyone for the calls, texts, emails, & tweets of support today. Tough day all around— Chief Zuidema (@ChiefZuidema) July 8, 2016
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