TYLER, TX (KLTV) - Police and fire departments around East Texas took to social media Thursday night and early Friday to share messages of support for fallen Dallas Area Rapid Transit officers (DART) and Dallas Police Department officers.
Some posts have garnered more than 300 likes in a matter of hours. Tyler Police Department is asking for prayers for the fallen officers and those fighting for their lives in the hospital. TPD's post was shared more than 80 times before 7 a.m. Friday.
Fire departments are stepping up to show support as well. The Whitehouse Volunteer Fire Department's Facebook page changed its profile picture to a Dallas police badge covered in a mourning band. Noonday firefighters are asking all men and women of law enforcement be thought of in wake of the deadly shootings.
"Our thoughts and prayers are with Dallas Police Department and the men and women of law enforcement! #policelivesmatter," the Noonday Fire Department posted.
In Houston County, the sheriff's office wrote a prayer for Dallas shortly after midnight.
"Please pray for our law enforcement and the communities and states they serve along with our country," the Houston County Sheriff's Office Facebook page read.
Similar messages have been posted on the pages of agencies in Lufkin, Hallsville, Diboll, Nacogdoches and dozens of other East Texas cities. Messages continue to be posted as word spreads about the events in Dallas and a community of officers come together.