NORFOLK, Va. - Community members are showing their support for law enforcement officers across Hampton Roads after the tragedy in Dallas. Some bought officers donuts. Others wrote cards.
"For them to say thank you for what we do - it's what motivates us to keep going because people need us and we're here for them," said Officer Daniel Hudson from the Norfolk Police Dept.
The killings are a reminder for everyone, but especially the officers, that no day is certain. "It's days like these that we hug our kids a little tighter," said Hudson. "We kiss our spouses a little longer because we know the next moment is not a guarantee."
It also has officers rethinking the day-to-day. "You have to have a heightened awareness of your surroundings, even more so than we did yesterday," said Lt. Dennis Ivey from the York-Poquoson Sheriff's Office.
The officers say they also think of their colleagues in Dallas. Many are back on the job after the tragedy. "It's probably the worst day of their careers. I'm sure it is," said Brian Luciano, the head of the Virginia Beach Police Union. "I'm sure they know they have to go on."