Crockett PD receives community support in wake of recent attempted shooting

Crockett PD receives community support in wake of recent attempted shooting
Source: KTRE Staff
Source: KTRE Staff
Source: KTRE Staff
Source: KTRE Staff

CROCKETT, TX (KTRE) - The latest Crockett police attempted shooting that occurred over the weekend has brought forth much community support for the department.

On Saturday two Crockett police department officers were shot at late Saturday night, ending with the arrest of an 18-year old suspect that is still in custody.

With other attacks against law enforcement recently, it has really fueled an out pour of support for the officers.
Crockett County Sheriff Darrel Bobbitt said that it really speaks to the kind of people that make up their town.

"I truly believe our community, all of our county really believes in the rule of law. And the support of law enforcement" Bobbitt said.

The incident over the weekend has caused many people and churches to come out and show their support for these officers through thank you letters, baked goods and many prayers.

Westside Baptist Church Pastor Steve Meadows said that it's a pleasure to show their support for their men in uniform.

"This morning I went in and sat down with the chief, and talked to him and then did a walk through and just said hello to our officers and let them know that we're there and we support them." Meadows said.

The officers are very grateful for the outpour of love and support they are currently receiving.

Crockett Police Chief David Cross is also appreciative of the support shown to his officers.

"This job's getting tougher and tougher every year and the support of the community is very important and the people have reached out and gone above and beyond, and the cards and the stop byes mean a lot." Cross said.

The police department also feels that it's important and helpful for them to reach out and be involved in the community during times such as these.

Crockett Police Chief, David Cross "The worlds changing, we're going to have to change with it. You know be involved in the community which we are. We're involved in a lot of events with our kids and our youth.  You know we let them know who we are as person and that we're human beings just like them.  And that's what we try to be involved in. "Cross said.

The department also assures the community that both officers and their families are doing well.

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