Local law enforcement reacting to Dallas Police Shootings

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ROANOKE (WSLS 10) - Law enforcement agencies around southwest Virginia are reacting to the Dallas Police shootings where five officers were killed and another seven were hurt Thursday night.

The Roanoke City Police Department posted this to its Facebook page:

Every day our officers, along with our citizens who visit or pass by the police department, see our Officer Down...

Posted by Roanoke Police Department - VA on Friday, July 8, 2016

The Campbell County Sheriff's Office posted: "Our hearts are broken yet again!  Ambush - what cowards!  Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of those officers killed or injured. We pray for comfort and understanding. We pray for our brothers and sisters at the Dallas Police Department."

The Franklin County Sheriff's Office also posted:

Stand with and pray for the men and women of Law Enforcement. When the mass murder of LEOs was being played out in...

Posted by Standing Watch - Office of the Sheriff, Franklin County, Va on Friday, July 8, 2016

The Lynchburg Police Department posted this to its Facebook page:

#CommunityBuilding This morning local Pastors and the Officers and Staff of LPD came together for a moment of prayer for...

Posted by Lynchburg Police Department on Friday, July 8, 2016

The Virginia Tech Police Chief Kevin L. Foust said in part ""Overwhelming" is not a word to begin to adequately describe the amount of well-wishes and expressions of support both I and other VTPD personnel have received over the last several hours. Folks who wave as they pass by or call out "thank you" as they go about their day. It is appreciated far more than you will ever know. While we remain eternally grateful, the reality is it is we who thank you." The post went on to say "We are grateful to serve a community in which, when differences arise, we can sit together in fellowship and mutual respect and talk calmly and openly to resolve those differences and discover solutions to any issues that might exist. We are privileged to serve Hokie Nation. We are honored to serve Hokie Nation. We are humbled to serve Hokie Nation. We thank each and every one of you."

The Danville Police Department tweeted its reaction:

Virginia State Police posted this on its Facebook page:

The Dallas Police Department, Dallas Area Rapid Transit Police, and the families of the slain and injured officers are...

Posted by Virginia State Police on Friday, July 8, 2016

The Rockbridge County Sheriff's Office changed its profile picture:

The Lexington Police Department shared this post: