In the wake of a string of violent incidents involving police, members of the local law enforcement community are being reminded to stay aware of their surroundings. An attack on officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana left two police and a sheriff's deputy dead. Locally, Madison County Sheriff's Department Major Jeff Connor tells The Big Z they are not doing anything dramatically different.
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Alton Police Public Information Officer Emily Hejna tells The Big Z she has seen an outpouring of support from the community since the violence elsewhere began.
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She says they will continue to provide the same support and protection to the community as always, and stresses they always send backup when necessary.