Mid-Michigan police departments receive support from communities

Five red roses are seen on the bronze medallion at The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, Friday, July 8, 2016. Five law enforcement officers were killed in Dallas on Thursday. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

(Media General/WLNS) – As the Dallas Police Department mourns the murders of five fellow officers in a hate-motivated ambush, they received a spontaneous outpouring of support from community members.

Thousands of people showed up to an interfaith prayer service Friday afternoon held in honor of the fallen officers gunned down by 25-year-old alleged shooter Micah Xavier Johnson.

Johnson said, according to police, that he wanted to kill white people, “especially white officers.”

In mid-Michigan the Fowlerville Police Department was surprised by a show of support:

And police officers in Charlotte are thanking the community for support in that city:

Other displays of appreciation are being made in cities across the country.

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