Hampton families show support for Law Enforcement as Chief makes a statement on Baton Rouge attack 

Posted at 11:27 AM, Jul 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-18 18:26:36-04

HAMPTON, Va. - Police officers, deputies and troopers around the country are feeling the effects of the attack on Law Enforcement in Baton Rouge.

A wife of a Hampton cop, Kaitlin Rowe, said she worries about her husband's safety every day, but these recent attacks scare her. She said she stays strong for her husband and teaches her children this valueable lesson; "people need to realize that no matter how bad things get, the police dept. is still going to be there for you no matter what."

Hampton Police Chief Terry Sult spoke to News 3 on Monday about the toll its taking on his officers. Although policies have not changed, Sult said he encourages officers to back each other up when working in the field.

After the Black Lives Matter protest in Hampton and the NAACP prayer vigil held just last week, Chief Sult said his officers were praised. "We strive to develop relationships on a one on one basis. Face-to-face it's hard to hate. So if we can develop those relationships get to know each other on a personal level, trust follows very quickly after that," he said.

After the shooting of officers in Dallas a memorial showed up around the 'Hampton Protector Memorial,' outside Police Headquarters and that will stay there for awhile longer as the community mourns with Dallas and now Baton Rouge.

Flags are being flown at half staff.