Texoma shows support for officers after Dallas shooting

Published: Jul. 13, 2016 at 7:21 PM CDT
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In the wake of the police shootings in Dallas, Texoma continues to show support for officers.

The Denison Chamber of Commerce put a billboard up reading 'Welcome to Denison. We support our law enforcement.' on Highway 75 and FM 84 to show its appreciation for their work.

President of the Chamber, Anna McKinney, said the idea came from a Chamber member and within 30 minutes they had it up.

"We just really are proud of our officers and what they do," said McKinney. "We believe that we all need to support them."

McKinney said the Chamber has received a positive response from people far and wide.

Wednesday, Legend Bank hosted free lunch for all Grayson County Law Enforcement at Loose Wheels in Sherman.

"I think everybody takes it for granted until we have events such as what happened last week to take advantage of being able to appreciate what they do for us," said Jeff Brooks, Executive Vice President for Legend Bank.

Brooks said the bank and Loose Wheels teamed up to pull the event together in a matter of days.

"This day, this event, is about these folks here. They're out there every single day putting their lives on the line," said Tom Watt, Grayson County Chief Deputy. "It's nice knowing that Legend Bank and everybody appreciates what they do."

Sherman Police Chief Otis Henry said in the past week, the police department has received everything from phone calls and letters to cookies.

"We know (the appreciation) is there 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, but it's always good when you can hear it," said Henry.

Watt said the Grayson County Sheriff's Office has had its share of supportive messages too.

"The show of support is really amazing. We really appreciate it," said Watt.

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