Local San Diego police departments acknowledge community support

Posted at 11:54 AM, Jul 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-09 14:54:13-04

San Diego County residents have reached out to law enforcement in a show of support following the ambush shootings of 12 police officers in Dallas on Thursday, five of whom were killed.

"Thanks to Chula Vista community members for supporting CVPD," the Chula Vista Police Department said in a news release.

"Yesterday the CVPD received an overwhelming outpouring of support from the CV community members in light of the horrific attack on the police officers in Dallas, TX. We feel anguish and sadness for the loss of our family members in blue," the statement said.

Support for Chula Vista officers included notes of thanks, flowers, doughnuts, pizza and brownies. The department also provided several ride-along opportunities to local reporters.

Oceanside police took to Twitter to express their thanks for community support.

"Members of the community brought our officers donuts this morning," a message said. "Oceanside Police are grateful for these heart felt gestures in such difficult times and feel blessed to have such strong community support."

Chad Larimore of Carlsbad and his family tweeted a photo with the message, "Larimore Boys took thank you cards and sandwiches to the Carlsbad Police Station as a small gesture of support." That was followed by a thank-you tweet from the Carlsbad Police Department.

San Diego Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman tweeted her appreciation for an editorial in the San Diego Union-Tribune that was published in the Saturday edition, titled "Thank a police officer, any police officer."

"We @SanDiegoPD very much appreciate this editorial. Thank you," Zimmerman said.