We received the following message on the APD Facebook page:
Our family just wanted to tell you: This week as we celebrate national police week I wanna thank all our police officers out there who put on a uniform that to us represents heroism but to others is what makes them hated. Who leave their own families to go protect complete strangers. Who in spite of the bad press the media and cowards have daily made known our men and women in blue still go into the uncertain without hesitation, or thinking twice. When people are taught to run away from the dangers, your trained to run toward it. Our family wants to thank you. Thank you for your brave and selfless dedication. We see the sacrifices you make and it will never be taken for granted. You are our heroes.