Actions like Dothan boy's officer fist bumps, hugs playing out across US

Actions like Dothan boy's officer fist bumps, hugs playing out across US

DOTHAN, AL (WSFA) - Ask any police officer and they'll probably tell you last week was not the easiest of shifts to get through. They may have made it home to their families, but they know there's always the chance that, after putting on the uniform and kissing their loved ones goodbye, it could be the last time they see them.

In the wake of the tragedy that claimed the lives of five Dallas police officers and wounded several others there, as well as retaliatory shootings or threats in other states like Georgia and Missouri, there's an outpouring around the country of people showing their support for the men and women in blue.

In the southeast Alabama city of Dothan, it's a young boy handing out fist bumps and hugs to officers.

In Georgia saw a man stopping an officer inside a Walmart to share a prayer.

The Associated Press has documented multiple incidents in which community members have reached out to law enforcement, including in Dallas where citizens lined up to hug uniformed officers at a prayer service.

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