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East Texas law enforcement agencies make changes following Dallas shooting

Dallas Friday Morning (Source: KLTV Staff) Dallas Friday Morning (Source: KLTV Staff)
EAST TEXAS (KLTV) -

East Texas law enforcement agencies are making changes in response to the Thursday night shooting in Dallas .

Friday, Tyler police doubled their patrol. Don Martin, spokesperson for the department, said there has been no threat to the city or the police department; the changes were made as a precaution to protect officers.

“As a result of the tragic incident that occurred in Dallas, our department has temporarily doubled up officers on patrol, if possible,” Martin said.

A volunteer department chaplain was at the department Friday to speak with officers.

Smith County Lt. Paul Black said the department has not made any patrolling changes. Black said all the deputies are aware of the situation in Dallas but are always on alert when patrolling.

Longview and Gregg County have not made any changes to their patrol but say their officers remain on high alert each time they start their shift.

In Mount Pleasant, members of the clergy have a full group on dayshift riding out with police officers.

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