I am a staff member at UT Austin. I think it goes without saying that this has been a particularly difficult week for our campus community. I wanted to personally thank all the members of the APD who helped investigate this week's tragedy and bring some comfort and resolution to the campus as well as to thank all the additional officers who patrolled campus. The presence of these officers on campus was so comforting to those of us who spend a great deal of time on campus (especially young women, like myself, who may walk across campus by themselves at times). Every officer that I saw when I walked across campus offered a friendly smile, which reassured me that I would be as safe as would I expect to be campus. I know that many of these activities are part of your normal responsibilities as officers, but I wanted to let you know that your work is noticed and appreciated. Thank you for everything you to keep Austin safe!