Local Police React To Dallas Police Shootings
Local Police are expressing their condolences to the Dallas, Texas Police Department after 12 officers were shot and five were killed. Fond du Lac Police Officer Erik Foster says with the shooting deaths of Officer Craig Birkholz and State Trooper Trevor Casper over the past five years they know what those officers in Dallas are experiencing. He says as an officer when you hear about something like that you do think of your own personal safety. North Fond du Lac Police Chief Darren Pautsch says his first reaction to the news was anger. He says after that he became torn about what he should feel. Officer Foster says community support is how Fond du Lac got through it and he says officers appreciate that. Police and Sheriff’s Departments across the area demonstrated their support for Dallas Police in social media posts. The Oshkosh Police Department held a unity walk Friday. One of the wounded Dallas officers is 23-year-old Gretchen Rocha who is from Fox Lake, Wisconsin.
A local resident showed up at the Fond du Lac Police Department to show his support. (FDL PD photo).
Dodge County Law Enforcement shows their support. (Dodge County Sheriff’s photo)
Oshkosh Police held a unity walk, which was capped off with a few speeches. (Oshkosh PD photo)