‘Dear Officer': Anonymous Thank You Note Left on Illinois Officer's Squad Car in Wake of Dallas Attacks

An anonymous thank you note was left on a suburban Chicago officer’s squad car Friday as police across the country mourn the loss of five officers ambushed in a sniper attack in Dallas.

Plainfield police tweeted a photo of the thank you note Friday afternoon, saying “thank you to everyone for the great show of support and well wishes.”

“Dear officer, even though there has been negativity towards police officers, and I may only be one person, but I have nothing but respect for all the good ones that risk their lives EVERY DAY!” the letter read. “So thank you for continuing to wear your badge and protect us. May God bless you and watch over you.”

It was signed with the letter “V.”

The note follows the sniper attack in Dallas that killed five police officers and injured seven others Thursday. A gunman ambushed the officers at a peaceful protest against nationwide police-involved shootings. Police say the gunman declared he was angry about police shootings of black men and wanted to exterminate whites.

Police say officers have been targeted in Tennessee, Georgia and Missouri in the aftermath of two high-profile killings of black men by law enforcement officials.

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