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Local police send their condolences to Las Vegas

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CACHE, Okla._In the wake of the two police officers who were shot to death in Las Vegas while on their lunch break, there's been an outpouring of support.

The shooting was not only a shock to the Vegas community and their police department, but to officers here as well.

One would think that officers would have some peace to just take a lunch break while on duty. But with the news of the recent shooting, it may cause one to ask if this is just part of the risk officers’ face by putting on their uniforms?

"Absolutely. The officers that were killed out in Las Vegas…the only reason they were a target was because they were in uniform. It wasn't for their skin color, or their race, it wasn't because they were men or women. It was only because they were in uniform," said Duncan police officer Lieutenant David Woods.

Lieutenant Woods says this rampage is a painful reminder that officers have to always be on guard.

"Every day that we come to work, there is an inherent risk that we're going to get hurt. And all that we can do is prepare for it the best we can. And just accept that when we come to work, those things can happen," said Lt. Woods.

"Sad. It's just really sad. Scary, but more so sad, especially for their families. They didn't know these guys," said Cache Police Chief Donna Kimmel.

For Chief Kimmel, the news hit close to home and brought back memories of her own encounter while on duty. A few years ago, while making a house call, Chief Kimmel was shot. She has kept a few things from that fateful night. One of them being the shirt she wore, which has been framed for her by a student. Her husband even made a bracelet with the bullet and for Kimmel, it is a constant reminder.

"No matter how bad my day is, I try to look down at my bracelet and realize I'm alive," said Chief Kimmel.

Las Vegas officials are still trying to find a motive. In the meantime, Cache police will be sending a card to their police department.

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