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Blue ribbons show support for Spokane Police

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

Being a cop can be tough and recently, they haven’t been getting a lot of love from the public.

“We usually run into people on their worst day,” says Capt. Tom Hendren with Spokane Police.

That’s why sometimes the smallest gesture can mean so much.

“It’s nice when you get a response back from a community member just acknowledging that and giving us that support,” Hendren says.

He was recipient of one of those gestures during a recent Coffee with a Cop meeting.

“We’re here and we're having conversations with the folks here in the restaurant,” he says.

Then a woman walked in to meet them.

“I didn't know her. I never met her before,” he says.

She handed the officers a blue ribbon she made, thanking them for their service and asking them to get home safe.

“Took me back for a moment. I hear folks say that thank you for your service but for her to take the time and make a ribbon and express her feelings that struck me,” he says.

Holding the ribbon between his fingers, he’s going to keep it. He has something special he wants to say back to this woman.

“Thank you. You made my day. It's a little memento I'll put on my board of things just as a reminder. Thank you,” he says.

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