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Daughter of local deputy reacts to tragedy in Dallas

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Chamberlin and her two sisters live at home with their dad, veteran Spokane Valley Sheriff Deputy, Craig Chamberlin. Chamberlin and her two sisters live at home with their dad, veteran Spokane Valley Sheriff Deputy, Craig Chamberlin.
SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. -

Police officers, deputies and troopers venture into the unknown everyday. Their wives, husbands, children and other family members hope the next time they see them is not their last.

“He's very good at what he does,” said 19-year-old Courtney Chamberlin, “And Spokane and our community in general just need people like my dad.”

Chamberlin and her two sisters live at home with their dad, who is veteran Spokane Valley Sheriff Deputy, Craig Chamberlin.

“He's pretty much just a super hero dad,” said Chamberlin. “He keeps work outside of home life and when he gets home he's dad and when he's at work he's still dad.”

While tragedies like the deadly police ambush in Dallas are a reminder of the dangers law enforcement officers put themselves in, it's a daily reality Chamberlin and her sisters have to live with.

“It makes me more aware that maybe the next time I see my dad might be the last,” said Chamberlin. “And it makes me appreciate what he does and I think people should appreciate what police officers do a lot more.”

But Chamberlin still says she wouldn't want her dad to do anything else.

“Everyday is another day that we expect him to come home,” she said. “But now it's more of a blessing when he does.”

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