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Local officers react to notes of encouragement and roses left on cars

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"You are loved, you are doing a wonderful job, thank you for keeping us safe, " all words that Waterloo and Cedar Falls police officers saw, thanks to the kind act of a stranger this week.

Lt. Lisa Campbell of the Waterloo Police Department says, "It was just thrilling. We don't always get to see the good side of people because of what we do and who we are so it is nice to know our community supports us."

Someone posted the kind notes along with a rose on all of their squad cars in Waterloo and Cedar Falls. They are words the officers needed to see after a tough week felt around the nation.

Lt. Kelli Yates of the Cedar Falls Police Department says, "It's been really tough so when you come out and find something like that, even if it's just someone saying thank you or shaking our hand, it tugs at your heart. It really means a lot."

Campbell says, "All of the officers have come in today saying how nice people are today."

These are just a few examples of the community showing respect this week. Take it from 10-year-old Evaunna Mitchell, she baked cookies for Cedar Valley's police officers.

Mitchell says she did it "to thank them for protecting our community."

For these officers, it's their job and they hope this trend of showing respect and kindness continues beyond those in blue.

Yates says, "It's not just us but we need to bring our community, our state, our country back together. We are very divided right now so we need to come together and help people."

The officers don't know who did the notes but they to say thanks. Many told KWWL this reminded them why they got into this business in the first place.

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